EU expects more Belarusian political prisoners to be released

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She urged Minsk
to make further steps in this direction. At the same time she regrets that the political
prisoner had to plea for mercy to be released. Ms. Ashton urged the Belarusian authorities
to release all political prisoners and lift all the restrictions of their civil
and political rights, Radio Liberty reports referring to Maya Kosiânčič, Catherin
Ashton's press secretary.

Syarhei Kavalenka was released on September
26 after 280 days in prison.