[House Document 111-47]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


111th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-47


 
     CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BELARUS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              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, 2009, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 12, 2009.--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, 2009.
    Despite some positive developments during the past year, 
including the release of internationally recognized political 
prisoners, the actions and policies of certain members of the 
Government of Belarus and other persons that have undermined 
democratic processes or institutions, committed human rights 
abuses related to political repression, and engaged in public 
corruption pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United 
States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is 
necessary to continue the national emergency and related 
measures blocking the property of certain persons undermining 
democratic processes or institutions in Belarus.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 12, 2009.
                                 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 that have undermined democratic processes or 
institutions; committed human rights abuses related to 
political repression, including detentions and disappearances; 
and engaged in public corruption, including by diverting or 
misusing Belarusian public assets or by misusing public 
authority.
    Despite some positive developments in the past year, 
including the release of internationally recognized political 
prisoners, 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, 2009. 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 12, 2009.