Belarus opposition leader to address top UN rights body on Friday

GENEVA - Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya will address the UN Human Rights Council by video on Friday during its urgent debate to consider a resolution brought by the European Union (EU), a statement said.
Tsikhanouskaya fled her homeland for Lithuania amid a police crackdown in Belarus following the Aug. 9 presidential election, which official results said incumbent Alexander Lukashenko won by a landslide.
The European Union has called for close monitoring of the situation in Belarus by the U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet, following what the bloc calls a "fraudulent election", according to its draft resolution due to be considered at the UN forum in Geneva on Friday.
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