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Gunnar Hökmark condemns the ban of Charter 97 in Belarus

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– Lukashenko is undermining the future of Belarus by limiting freedom of speech and freedom of the media in the country. The fear of independent reporting is a sign of weakness. The authorities must lift the ban of Charter 97 immediately and respect the independence of Charter 97 as well as other independent media outlets.

– For a Belarus that takes part in the best opportunities of Europe, freedom of media and freedom of expression are fundamental, MEP Gunnar Hökmark said after a meeting with Charter 97 editor-in-chief Natallia Radina.