Belarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya fled ‘for sake of her children’ – BBC News
Tikhanovskaya calls on the UN to investigate the crimes of the Belarusian authorities
The leader of the Belarusian opposition also demanded to end the violence and hold new elections
The leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demanded that Minsk allow the international mission to document possible crimes committed by President Alexander Lukashenko and his government.
Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Tikhanovskaya called on the Belarusian authorities to end violence against protesters and hold new free and fair presidential elections.
“The situation in Belarus requires immediate international attention. Peaceful protesters were illegally detained, beaten, raped, some of the protesters died, “Tikhanovskaya said in a 1.5-minute video message..
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“We, the democratic majority of Belarusians, have repeatedly declared our adherence to the rule of law, democratic principles and peaceful dialogue,” said Tikhanovskaya. “I once again emphasize our desire for dialogue with the authorities in the name of finding a peaceful way to resolve the crisis in our country”.
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