. EU slaps sanctions on Belarus leader Lukashenko for crackdown « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/The EU has added Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and his son Viktor to its sanctions blacklist of Belarus officials, bringing the total to 59.

The 15 added on Friday also include KGB secret police chief Ivan Tertel and President Lukashenko’s chief of staff Igor Sergeenko.

The EU rejects Mr Lukashenko’s claim to have won re-election on 9 August and deplores his crackdown on opponents.

His son Viktor, 44, is a national security adviser.

Protests have swept the country since its long-time leader said he had won the vote, which was widely viewed as rigged.

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