In the resolution, the council called on Belarus to stop suppressing peaceful protests and called on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to investigate violations related to last year’s presidential elections, when Lukashenko declared himself the winner with 80 percent of the vote. .
The Council condemns the “continuous gross violations of human rights in the context of the 2020 presidential elections.” 20 out of 47 countries voted in favor of the resolution, and 7 voted against it.
In addition, the United States has Another 18 European countries – including the United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Finland – announced the creation of a new organization, IAPB, which will collect evidence of “daily violations of human rights” in Belarus. The materials must then be handed over to the United Nations for use in future trials and trials.
Protests since last year’s presidential election have been widespread. The Prosecutor General of Belarus has filed a lawsuit against more than 20,000 of the hundreds of thousands who took part in the protests, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
Neighboring Poland is accusing it Meanwhile, Belarus is suppressing the country’s Polish minority. This came after Polish and Belarusian media reported that the leader of the Polish community Andzelika Boris had been sentenced to 15 days in prison.
I would like to express my absolute condemnation of the arrest of Andzelika Boris. We cannot allow any hostages, as you might call them, in this way, says Polish Prime Minister Matthews Murawiecki.