The UK’s foreign secretary has called for new elections to be kept in Belarus following the publication of an independent report into August’s contested vote.
In a statement, Dominic Raab stated: “We pushed for this independent investigation and it has actually exposed the scams at the heart of the governmental elections and the despicable actions taken by Lukashenko’s routine to reduce the Belarusian individuals.
” New elections which are complimentary and reasonable must now be arranged, and those accountable for the violence against demonstrators held to account.”
The Foreign Office said the report found August’s election had actually been “falsified” which it exposed the extent of human rights infractions devoted by President Alexander Lukashenko
It comes after authorities in Belarus fired stun grenades to disperse protesters ahead of a nationwide strike called by opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya last week.
Ms Tikhanovskaya, who is in exile in neighbouring Lithuania, had actually formerly set out a “individuals’s demand” for President Lukashenko to step down.
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