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Human rights group calls for EU sanctions to be extended to Belaruskali, BPC

5:40 AM MDT | September 5, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Belarusians in Exile (BiE; London), a human rights group, has called on the European Union to extend its trade sanctions against Belarus to include Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) and Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus). The sanctions, in force since May 2006, are up for renewal next month. They apply to a black list of 242 persons and 30 entities linked to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's regime. BPC was a potash export cartel operated jointly by state-owned Belaruskali and Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) until 30 July, when Uralkali announced that it would...

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