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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition leader of Belarus who was recently exiled from the country after a unfair election, is expected to address the UN Security Council, in a move which is expected as an attempt to impose more pressure on the president of the country – who achieved a mandate to rule the country for the next five years with the help of the unfair election

It is expected to be a video conference.

Meanwhile, she will also address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – which is scheduled to take place next week.

Since the disputed election, the country is in the state of turmoil. Pro-democratic protesters who have taken to streets to express their disagreement towards the way the election was conducted by the government has vowed to oust the president – who has wristed the mandate through the illicit mean.

At the same time, Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the country who emerged as the winner of the disputed election, has dismissed the protest as a plot of foreign powers to destabilize his The latest move is expected to put the President of the country in a deep crisis. Though the president enjoys the support of Russia, he needs a lot more strength to surmount this pressure.

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Sending a clear message to the westers powers that it is high time to make a serious note of the ongoing politics crisis in Belarus, in a interview given to a state run television channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that his country has set up a special police force on the request of Belarus President.

He has said that the force would be sent to Belarus if the things went out of control in the European country.

Belarus has been witnessed a series of violent demonstrations since President Alexander Lukashenko was released to the post.

Protesters allege that the election – through which the President achieved the opportunity to continue in the post – was not conducted in a free and fair manner.

Recently, several human rights groups criticized the Belarus government for the way in which it handled the protest.

Many protesters alleged that they were treated improperly when they were taken into custody.

Even the country’s attitude towards journos was also improper. At least 13 journalists – including a BBC team – were detained in the centre of the capital, Minsk, ahead of a planned opposition protest.

Though the interior ministry said they had been taken to a police station for identity checks, one of those journos who was arrested said it was a clear attempt to interfere with coverage of events.

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A tough ban on protest has failed to prevent protesters from taking to streets in the European country of Belarus.

Over tens of thousands of people have taken part in a protest organised to express their disagreement towards the election – which has reaffirmed the president’s claim for the seat.

Protesters allege that the election was not done in a free and fair manner. They demand the resignation of the President – who has been sitting in the seat of power of the ex-Soviet satellite since the year 1994.

Meanwhile, the President – who has reaffirmed his claim for the seat through the election – has vowed to suppress the protest. He has dismissed the protest as the one born with the blessings of foreign forces.

Belarus is a very powerful European power. It is at present, in a way, a satellite country of Russia. It, thus, does not have a good relation with its neighbours who consider Russia as a threat to their sovereignty.

Recently, Amnesty International revealed that those who were arrested in connection with the protest in Belarus were brutally tortured in prisons. As per a report, some protesters were even threated with rape.

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Countries stand in the opposition camp of the one which is led by Russia in the western world has stiffened its stand against Belarus – which has been witnessing a powerful anti-government protest for last few days.

Belarus is a country remain in the camp led by Russia. Notably, it relies heavily of its energy requirement.

Recently, Sweden advised the European Union dominated by Germany and France, to impose a sanction against Belarus.

Subsequently, several western powers close to the EU-led camp have expressed similar views.

A section of people in Belarus is unhappy over the way in which Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected as the head of the country.

Mr. Lukashenko has been ruling the country since the year 1994. The section alleges that the election was carried out in an unfair manner.

Recently, when the president has visited a factory, the workers of that factory has shouted slogans against him.

In the recent days, the ongoing protest has gained a violent nature, as the violent methods used by the police to suppress the protest has doubled the anti-government sentiment.

Though the president has asserted repeatedly that he would not allow another election, he may not be able to rule peacefully keeping his eyes shut towards the protest for long.

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Leaving the tainted Belarus government in a defenceless position, human rights activists have alleged that protesters who were arrested during the protest against the government have been brutally tortured in the custody of the authority.

Thousands of protesters were detained during the protest organised to express their anger against the opaque way in which the election was conducted.

Many westerns countries have extended support to the protesters. They have come up against strong statement against the Belarus government.

Sweden has requested the European Union to impose tough sanction against Belarus.

In the recent election, President Alexander Lukashenko, who had been ruling the country since 1990s, was re-elected as the supremo of the country.

Though the re-election was a triggering point of the protest, the actual spark had occurred much earlier when the president had announced his intention to take part in the election.

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The Belarus police have used violence against those who has assembled in streets to the country to express their disagreement against the latest election verdict – which has awarded an landslide victory to President Alexander Lukashenko.

The global community, including the European Union, has condemned the way the police have dispersed the crowd gathered in the streets.

The EU has expressed skepticism against the verdict, saying that the election has not been conducted in a free and fair manner.

Sweden has appealed the EU to impose strict sanction against Belarus.

Meanwhile, the Belarus government has dismissed all allegations raised against them. It has termed the movement against the government as a movement fueled by external elements.

Recently, the Belarus opposition leader fled to Lithuania, on the ground that she feared for the lives of her children.

The self-imposed exile of the opposition leader has also been portrayed as a justification by the government for the stand it has taken in this issue.

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition leader of Belarus, has left the country, saying that she feared for the lives of her children.

She was recently defected by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in the election. The President secured at least 80 per cent of the total votes registered.

Anyway, the opposition has not yet conceded the loss. They have raised their doubt in the credibility of the structure established to conduct the election.

The opposition leader is at present in Lithuania.

The country has been witnessed several protests against the President since the result of the election was announced.

The police have used violent methods to suppress the movement developed against the President – who is in office since the year 1994.

Many have criticised the human rights abuses carried out by the police in order to support the government which has secured a marginal victory whose authenticity is yet to be proved.

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The European country of Belarus has witnessed serious protest against the decision of the present president of the country to contest for the post once again for the sixth term.

As per a report released by a human rights group, as many as tens of thousands of people have participated in the protest organised at the capital of Belarus, Minsk.

The protest has been led by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is the prime rival of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

Mr. Lukashenko assumed the helm of the country in the year 1994. Since then, he has been re-elected consecutively for at least five times.

He is notorious for his Soviet style of administration – which is largely authoritarian in nature.

The speculation that he is looking to contest for another opportunity to rule the country is what that has triggered the protest.

If the president gets a chance to contest for the sixth term, he will face Mr. Lukashenkon in the election.

The popularity of the president has considerably weakened over the years. It is clear that the president may face a tough contest this time.   

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The main rival of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Viktor Babaryko, has been booked on the charge of tax evasion.

He was supposed to contest for this year’s Presidential Election against the present President – who is the head of the state since the year 1994.

Many have taken to the streets across the country to protest against the arrest of the main rival of the present President.

They have alleged that the legal action against Mr. Babaryko was politically motivated. They have urged the country to review the decision.

There was a strong feeling that this year’s election would mark the end of the thirty year long rule of the present leader.

There is a strong sentiment against the leadership of the country at this juncture. Many are in favour of a change.

There was an assumption that Mr. Babaryko might enter into the annals of the history of the country with his victory this year.

Apart form Mr. Babaryko, his son, who was leading his campaign against the establishment, Eduard, has also been booked on the basis of similar charges.

The development may lead the country to a serious political turmoil. It may derail the political stability of the country.

It is interesting to note here that Russia – which has serious interest in the politics of this country – is still silent on this matter.

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