From David Cogswell:
Isn’t this so very strange? It’s somehow objectionable when it happens in other countries. The mind reels.
U.S. to Impose Sanctions on Belarusan Leaders
By William Branigin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 24, 2006; 12:48 PM
The White House today denounced the suppression of political protests against election fraud in Belarus and said the United States plans to join European nations in imposing sanctions on Belarusan leaders.
In a morning news briefing, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the United States demands the immediate release of hundreds of protesters who have been arrested for demonstrating against the reportedly rigged March 19 elections, which President Alexander Lukashenko claims to have won with 83 percent of the vote.