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Britain does not accept 'fraudulent' Belarus election: Raab

FILE PHOTO: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gestures as he speaks during the meeting with U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo (not pictured), at Lancaster House in London, Britain July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said the re-election of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko earlier this month was “fraudulent” and it would work with international partners to sanction those responsible and hold the country’s authorities to account.

“The world has watched with horror at the violence used by the Belarusian authorities to suppress the peaceful protests that followed this fraudulent Presidential election,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday. “The UK does not accept the results.”

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton