Swedish politician banned from Belarus

Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 7:46 | Posted in Belarus, Sweden | Leave a comment

Svenska Dagbladet writes that a Swedish local politician has been denied an entry visa to Belarus. Christian democrat councilman Jonas Hillerström in the town of Borlänge has been participating in a Belarus democracy project. He has visited Belarus on three occasions.

In September Mr. Hillerström appeared in a panel discussion about political activities of Belarus youth. The discussion took place in context of the book fair in Gothenburg.  Mr Hillerström made some critical points during the discussion.

The day after the discussion councilman Hillerström applied for a visa for another visit to Belarus. The application was turned down without any motivation whatsoever.

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