US widens visa ban on Belarus officials

The United States has expanded the list of politicians and government officials serving under Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko that US banned from visiting America.

US widens visa ban on Belarus officials
The United States has expanded the list of politicians and government officials serving under Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko that US banned from visiting America.

The initial list, adopted by Washington in May 2006, comprised nearly 40 names including Lukashenko and others.

The US state department was suspending "the entry into the United States ... of persons."

The expanded restrictions covered deputy ministers, the chief prosecutor and his deputies, interior ministry officials with a rank of lieutenant-colonel or above, the head of presidential administration and his deputies, electoral commission officials nationwide, the president of the constitutional court, the directors of state enterprises and their deputies, the embassy said.

The measures would also affect the spouses of the designated people, it added.

AFP
Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2007, 10:08
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