Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the Government of Belarus and Other Persons To Undermine Belarus's Democratic Processes or Institutions, 36079-36082 [2013-14444]

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Part III





The President





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Notice of June 13, 2013--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the 
Government of Belarus and Other Persons To Undermine Belarus's 
Democratic Processes or Institutions


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of June 13, 2013

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members 
                of the Government of Belarus and Other Persons To 
                Undermine Belarus's Democratic Processes or 
                Institutions

                On June 16, 2006, by Executive Order 13405, the 
                President declared a national emergency pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701--1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security and foreign policy of 
                the United States constituted by the actions and 
                policies of certain members of the Government of 
                Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's 
                democratic processes or institutions, manifested in the 
                fundamentally undemocratic March 2006 elections, to 
                commit human rights abuses related to political 
                repression, including detentions and disappearances, 
                and to engage in public corruption, including by 
                diverting or misusing Belarusian public assets or by 
                misusing public authority.

                In 2012, the Government of Belarus continued its 
                crackdown against political opposition, civil society, 
                and independent media. The September 23 elections 
                failed to meet international standards. The government 
                arbitrarily arrested, detained, and imprisoned citizens 
                for criticizing officials or for participating in 
                demonstrations; imprisoned at least one human rights 
                activist on manufactured charges; and prevented 
                independent media from disseminating information and 
                materials. These actions show that the Government of 
                Belarus has not taken steps forward in the development 
                of democratic governance and respect for human rights.

                The actions and policies of certain members of the 
                Government of Belarus and other persons continue to 
                pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
                national security and foreign policy of the United 
                States. For this reason, the national emergency 
                declared on June 16, 2006, and the measures adopted on 
                that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in 
                effect beyond June 16, 2013. Therefore, in accordance 
                with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
                U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the 
                national emergency declared in Executive Order 13405.

[[Page 36082]]

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, June 13, 2013.

[FR Doc. 2013-14444
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