US eyes sanctions on Belarusians for election fraud, violence vs protesters

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WASHINGTON — The United States is considering imposing sanctions on seven Belarusians it believes were involved in falsifying the results of the Aug. 9 election and in violence against peaceful protesters, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States could consider imposing sanctions on Russia if it were to intervene overtly with force in Belarus, where protests erupted after an Aug. 9 election that the opposition says was rigged to prolong President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule.

The official provided the most detailed description to date of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun’s …

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