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December 16th, 2007. Posted in News from Belarus

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Reception in residence of the Ambassador of the USA in Belarus, devoted to the political prisoners of Belarus, passed in day of visit of Putin

As has noted in the performance the Ambassador of the USA in Belarus Karen Stewart, such meetings became already traditional and this tradition will proceed. During reception problems of political prisoners in Belarus, mass reprisals by the Belarus authorities concerning the citizens have been discussed at carrying out of peace meetings and demonstrations, including, meeting of entrepreneurs on the October area of Minsk 10.12.2007 and the meeting 12.12.2007 devoted to arrival of Vladimir Putin to Belarus.
Karen Stewart has declared, that the Government of the USA will demand from the Belarus authorities of the termination of reprisals on political grounds and clearings of political prisoners.

As has declared the ambassador of the United States Karen Stewart, concerning a management of Belarus and the state companies new sanctions in connection with refusal of the Belarus authorities to release political prisoners can be accepted and to give to the population more than democratic freedom.

Thus she has underlined, that Washington considers six oppositional figures who are in prisons of Belarus, political prisoners.

The note: USA repeatedly acted with criticism to the Belarus government, demanding to release six prisoners, among which one of candidates on presidential elections of 2006 Alexander Kazulin. On November, 14th, 2007 the Treasury Department of the US has entered sanctions against Belarus state concern “Belneftehim”. It is forbidden to American companies to co-operate with «Belneftehim», and all actives of the enterprise in the USA have been frozen.

Karen Stewart – the career diplomat, before appointment as the head of diplomatic mission of the USA in Belarus held a post of the head of department across Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus of US State department, and even earlier – worked on a post of assistant of chief of embassies of the USA in Belarus and Laos. K.Stjuart has degree of the bachelor of college in Wellesli and degree of the master of University of national defence of the USA

Reception in residence of the ambassador of the USA in Belarus. Minsk on December, 13th, 2007. The ambassador of the USA in Belarus Karen Steward, the political prisoner and the prisoner of conscience Valery Levaneuski with the spouse

In a photo: Reception in residence of the ambassador of the USA in Belarus. Minsk on December, 13th, 2007. The ambassador of the USA in Belarus Karen Steward, the political prisoner and the prisoner of conscience Valery Levaneuski with the spouse.

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Note: Translated by means of machine translation. The original text in Russian is on a site www.levonevsky.org or www.levonevski.net
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