MINSK, 16 June (BelTA) – The West's sanctions should not go unpunished as they violate human rights, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Larisa Belskaya said at the discussion with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights within the framework of the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Belarusian diplomat emphasized that Western countries actively use unilateral coercive measures that grossly and massively violate human rights in various countries, including targeted countries and countries that impose sanctions, as well as developing countries.
The Belarusian diplomat noted that this should not go unpunished and called on the UN to introduce an international accountability mechanism for those who use unilateral coercive measures. Larisa Belskaya added that the discriminatory policy of the West grossly violates human rights in sports and politicizes it. The diplomat strongly condemned the suspension of Paralympic athletes from Belarus and Russia from participating in competitions and demanded resolute and decisive action from the UN and the IOC to fully restore their rights.