On 30 October 2014, the EU published Council Decision 2014/750/CFSP extending restrictive measures imposed in respect of Belarus by Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP until 31 October 2015.
Restrictive measures were originally imposed in 2004 in relation to the disappearance of certain political activists, but were subsequently expanded, in 2004, 2006, and 2010 in respect of tainted elections. The restrictive measures imposed include asset freezes and visa and travel bans for persons responsible for human rights violations, whose activities were deemed to undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus, or who benefited from or supported the Lukashenko regime.
By the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1159/2014, which amended Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006, the EU removed asset freezes imposed against the following 24 individuals: (1) Sviatlana Rastsislavauna Akulich; (2) Dzmitry Piatrovich Aliaksandrau; (3) Mechyslau Edvardavich Chasnouski; (4) Siarhei Aliaksandravich Gardzienka; (5) Aliaksei Viktaravich Guseu; (6) Aliaksandr Mikhailavich Kaliada; (7) Siarhei Ivanavich Kastsian; (8) Aliaksandr Alyaksandrauvich Khadanovich; (9) Nadzeia Mikalaeuna Kisialiova; (10) Ihar Uladzimiravich Krot; (11) Viachaslau Iafimavich Krukouski; (12) Piotr Dzmitryevich Kukharchyk; (13) Aliaksei Yakaulevich Mikhalchanka; (14) Mikhail Siarheevich Orda; (15) Eduard Vasilievich Padaliak; (16) Uladzimir Paulavich Peftsieu; (17) Aksana Anatolyeuna Reliava; (18) Ina Valerieuna Sheiko; (19) Mikalai Mikalaevich Stosh; (20) Aliaksandr Mikhailavich Taranda; (21) Halina Mikhailauna Tarapetskaia; (22) Anatoly Andreevich Ternavsky; (23) Alena Viktarauna Tsitsiankova; and (24) Dzmitry Viktaravich Yuferytsyn.
By the same instrument, the EU removed asset freezes against the following 7 entities: (1) Private Unitary Enterprise (PUE) BT Telecommunications; (2) JLLC Neftekhimtrading; (3) JLLC Triplepharm; (4) LLC Triple-Veles; (5) Univest-M; (6) FLLC Unis Oil; and (7) JLLC UnivestStroyInvest.