On Sunday, Lithuania organizes the Freedom Way in solidarity with Belarus. The 39km human chain will connect Vilnius downtown and Belarus border! President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Gitanas Nausėda as well as thousands Lithuanians and Belarusians will join.
Huge protests in Minsk night friday freedom day. The rigged election for chants rising go ask for the 26 yrs old rule of President Alexander Lukashenko for his resignation and call for fresh election.
Around 7000 people under detention is being torture. Detainees spell put their mental illness depression poor health.
Minsk thousands have gathered for 12th day of protest at the Independence Square next to Parliament. #Belarus
Belarusians are singing “Changes” in front of the parliament building in #Minsk.There’s so much power in the peaceful protest, in solidarity, in unity, in this longing for dignity and justice.
Belarus opposition leader asks UNSC to weigh in.
Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanouskaya has urged the United Nations Security Council to take up the issue of alleged repression by the country’s government against opposition activists.
The move comes after prosecutors in the country opened a criminal investigation against activists who seek the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Massive protests have occurred since Lukashenko beat Tikhanouskaya in an August 9 election, securing his sixth term. Protesters claim the vote was rigged.
Opposition leaders have set up a council to negotiate a transition of power with the government.
But Prosecutor General Alexander Konyuk said on Thursday that the council is aimed at seizing power and inflicting damage to national security.
Tikhanouskaya is now living in exile in neighboring Lithuania. She spoke with Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on Thursday to urge him to raise the issue at the UN Security Council. Estonia, one of three Baltic states, is a non-permanent member of the council. She asserted that the international community is obliged to protect Belarusian people.
She also delivered a video address to European Union leaders on Wednesday, asking them not to recognize the fraudulent elections and calling for their support to hold new elections.