Tsikhanouskaya: Set up international tribunal to prosecute members of Lukashenko regime

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian opposition, has called on the establishment of an international tribunal that would prosecute representatives of President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The statement was made during a speech in the Czech Senate on Wednesday.

The tribunal, she said, would investigate the crimes of Alexander Lukahsenko’s regime during the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus and those committed in the more distant past. Furthermore, Belarusian institutions that take part in suppressing the opposition should be considered criminal organisations, she said.

According to Ms Tsikhanouskaya, Alexander Lukashenko’s regime has unleashed a reign of terror not seen since the times of Joseph Stalin. The 2020 Belarusian presidential candidate said dictators should not be given the chance to write history.

Ms Tsikhanouskaya is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic. She met with the President Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš earlier this week.

Author: Tom McEnchroe