Posted 18 сентября 2020,, 12:41

Published 18 сентября 2020,, 12:41

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Tikhanovskaya asked the UN for international intervention in the Belarusian crisis

Tikhanovskaya asked the UN for international intervention in the Belarusian crisis

18 сентября 2020, 12:41
Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (pictured), who did not recognize the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections held in the country on August 9, said that the situation requires immediate international intervention.

Today she spoke on this topic at a session of the UN Human Rights Council.

During a speech by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the official representative of Belarus in the UN Human Rights Council Yuri Ambrazevich demanded to stop broadcast . Representatives of Belarus, Russia, China and Venezuela stated that the UN Human Rights Council, when discussing the situation in Belarus, violated the format of an urgent debate, which does not provide for the participation in the discussion of any of the representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights or the country special rapporteur. and demanded to stop the debate, - said the newspaper Kommersant.

At the same time, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya stated that the situation in Belarus, where after August 9, despite the arrests and beatings, other forms of pressure, protests of many thousands are taking place, requires immediate international attention. “Peaceful protesters were illegally detained, beaten, raped, some of the protesters died,” she said, urging to urgently send a monitoring mission to the country to establish the facts of human rights violations.

Earlier Svetlana Tikhanovskaya stated that the Belarusian opposition is ready to provide the long-term leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, whose victory was officially announced this time, “security guarantees and even more” if he leaves the post peacefully. At the same time, according to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, his departure is only a matter of time, since he no longer has a future as the leader of the country. His agreement at his last meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on a loan of 1.5 billion will not be valid . This debt will not be returned to Russia by Belarus, but by Alexander Lukashenko himself, the opposition leader said.

The President himself stated that won't give power, since the people "chose the wrong people" and called Svetlana Tikhanovskaya "guaidiha", comparing her with the opposition leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido, whom Latin American and Western countries for the most part recognized as the new leader of Venezuela more than a year and a half ago. However, de facto power in Venezuela is controlled by Nicolas Maduro, who is still not recognized by these countries.