Leaders of Belarusian Opposition Urge UN Security Council to Consider Human Rights Situation in Belarus
On 6 December leaders of the democratic movement of Belarus made a joint appeal to the UN Human Rights Council and to the heads of the countries member of the UN Security Council with an appeal to consider the issue of gross human rights violations in Belarus.
It its address the Political council of the united democratic forces comprehensively argues in favour of its position concerning unlawfulness of current Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s rule, political repressions carried out by the Belarusian authorities, arrests of the regime’s opponents, in particular, the former candidate for presidency Aliaksandr Kazulin.
As said in the appeal, the united democratic forces support the proposal of Kazulin ‘to address the UN Human Rights Council with an appeal to retain the position of the Special Rapporteur A.Severin, to give evaluation of the situation with human rights in our country, and to offer the Belarusian question for consideration of the UN Security Council’. As we have informed, Alyaksandr Kazulin went of a hunger strike in support of these demands on 20 October.
Leaders of the united democratic forces are urging the UN Security Council to ‘place on the agenda the issue of the situation with human rights in Belarus, to adopt a decision on this issue, which is to bind the Belarusian government to obey standards in the sphere of human rights and its international commitments’.
The appeal has been signed by the chairman of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka, the deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Aliaksei Karol, the chairman of the Belarusian People’s Front party Vintsuk Viachorka, the chairman of the Party of Communists of Belarus Siarhei Kaliakin, the chairman of the Women’s Party Nadzeia Alena Ieskova and by a leader of the independent trade union movement Aliaksandr Bukhvostau.