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Situation in Belarus: rapporteur to make fact-finding visit to Minsk

Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE), rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make a fact-finding visit to Minsk on 23-24 March 2017, in the context of the preparation of his report on the situation in Belarus.

During his visit, he is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Speakers of both Chambers of the National Assembly, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice. Meetings are also scheduled with opposition leaders, the parliamentary working group on death penalty, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, the Chairperson of the Central Commission on Elections, and human rights defenders.

The PACE Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy will consider Mr Rigoni’s report next month.