Source Pravda.Ru

Belarussian authorities' assets may be frozen

The European Parliament on Thursday called on EU governments to freeze Belarussian authorities' assets if the republic does not improve its human rights situation.

In a strongly worded resolution, EU lawmakers also repeated their call for member states to deny visas to Belarussian officials who the EU holds responsible for human rights abuses and persecution, and condemned the regime of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko for what they called indiscriminate attacks on the media, minority activists and religion leaders.

They also expressed their concerns over the persecution of journalists. It was EU lawmakers' second resolution on Belarus in three months, the AP reports.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?

Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame
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