[House Document 111-119]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-119
 
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BELARUS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BLOCKING 
    PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR 
 INSTITUTIONS IN BELARUS, AS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13405, IS TO 
 CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 16, 2010, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)

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    June 9, 2010.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal 
Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the 
national emergency and related measures blocking the property 
of certain persons undermining democratic processes or 
institutions in Belarus are to continue in effect beyond June 
16, 2010.
    Despite the release of internationally recognized political 
prisoners in the fall of 2008 and our continuing efforts to 
press for further reforms related to democracy, human rights, 
and the rule of law in Belarus, serious challenges remain. The 
actions and policies of certain members of the Government of 
Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus democratic 
processes or institutions, to commit human rights abuses 
related to political repression, and to engage in public 
corruption pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United 
States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary 
to continue the national emergency declared to deal with this 
threat and the related measures blocking the property of 
certain persons.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 8, 2010.
                                 Notice

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

    On June 16, 2006, by Executive Order 13405, the President 
declared a national emergency and ordered related measures 
blocking the property of certain persons undermining democratic 
processes or institutions in Belarus, pursuant to the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-
1706). The President took this action 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 democratic processes or 
institutions, 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.
    Despite the release of internationally recognized political 
prisoners in the fall of 2008 and our continuing efforts to 
press for further reforms related to democracy, human rights, 
and the rule of law in Belarus, serious challenges remain. 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. Accordingly, 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, 2010. 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.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 8, 2010.