Chairman of Belarus Supreme Court: EU sanctions against Belarusian judges “unacceptable”

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October 13, 2011

Valentin Sukalo, presiding judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus.

MINSK, 13 October (BelTA) – The sanctions of the European Union against Belarusian judges are unacceptable, Chairman of the Supreme Court of Belarus Valentin Sukalo told reporters on 13 October commenting on the introduction of visa restrictions by the EU on Belarusian judges and public prosecutors, BelTA has learnt.

Valentin Sukalo emphasized that at present there are common international documents on the independence of judges, all of them prohibit any sanctions against judges.

“We take such measures as blackmail and interference in the judicial system of Belarus. We consider it unacceptable,” the Chairman of the Supreme Court said.

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About B.J. Murphy

I'm a young socialist and Transhumanist activist within the East Coast region, who writes for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), India Future Society, and Serious Wonder. I'm also the Social Media Manager for Serious Wonder, an Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, and a Co-Editor for Fight Back! News.

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