Human rights

Belarus Expels Swedish Ambassador For Being "Too Supportive of Human Rights"

Move comes days after Swedish human rights activists parachuted hundreds of teddy bears with pro-human rights messages into Belarus.


Sweden's foreign minister says Belarus has expelled its ambassador 'for being too supportive of human rights.'

Carl Bildt says Sweden in turn has decided that the incoming Belarusian ambassador to Sweden won't be welcome. He also says two Belarusian diplomats have been asked to leave the Nordic country.