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The chief of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya hopes for fast modifications in her nation. “I really hope that the new Belarus will very soon be able to again take its well-deserved place among other countries that respect human rights and dignity,” Tikhanovskaya stated on Tuesday, September 8, addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by way of videoconference … She emphasised that the Belarusians are at the moment combating for the values ​​that PACE stands for. Among these values, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya named human rights, democracy and the rule of regulation.

Meanwhile, Belarus stays the one state on the European continent that’s not a member of the Council of Europe.







Tihanovskaya requires sanctions towards Minsk

At the identical time, Tikhanovskaya known as on the world group to place strain on the authorities in Minsk, together with President Alexander Lukashenko. “We need international pressure on this regime, on this one person who is clinging to power. We need sanctions against persons who issue and execute criminal orders that violate international norms and human rights,” Interfax quotes Tikhanovskaya as saying.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya confused that after the falsification of the election outcomes, Lukashenko doesn’t have legitimacy as the pinnacle of state. “He no longer represents Belarus. The forces and countries that conclude agreements with Lukashenka do it at their own peril and risk,” she stated.

For nearly a month now, mass protests and strikes have been occurring in Belarus, which started after the announcement of the voting outcomes on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission of Belarus, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko gained 80.1 % of the vote within the elections. Protesters disagree with these outcomes. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was pressured to depart Belarus a number of days after the vote and is in Lithuania.

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