U.S. imposes visa restrictions over opposition trials in Belarus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States imposed visa restrictions Tuesday on 25 people including lawmakers for undermining democracy in Belarus with politically motivated trials such as that of exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Belarus put Tsikhanouskaya on trial in absentia on treason charges on Tuesday, in what the outspoken critic of veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko said would be a “farce and a show.” Government officials targeted by Washington include members of the National Assembly of Belarus for their role in passing legislatio…

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