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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:34 AM

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: Belarus opposition leader 'to address UN Security Council'

Source: BBC

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: Belarus opposition leader 'to address UN Security Council'

31 August 2020

An exiled Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has been invited to address the United Nations Security Council on Friday.

She will speak via video link at the invitation of current member Estonia, Reuters news agency reports.

Ms Tikhanovskaya was forced to leave Belarus after losing to veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko in this month's disputed presidential election.

Pro-democracy campaigners have vowed to force Mr Lukashenko from office.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53971299

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