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Britain and Canada sanction Belarus leader Lukashenko

Sep 29, 2020 - Nasdaq

B y and David Ljunggren SEOUL/OTTAWA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Britain and Canada imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko , his son and other senior officials over accusations their government rigged an election and committed violence against protesters. The sanctions were the first to be implemented by major Western powers over the crisis in Belarus, a close Russian ally. More than 12,000 people have been arrested in mass demonstrations since ...