“The Belarusian government must strive for dialogue, not repression,” says Tine Mørch Smith, Norway’s ambassador to Geneva, during a UN debate on Friday.
“The human rights situation in Belarus is worrying and needs our immediate attention,” Smith said during the urgent debate at the UN Human Rights Council on Friday.
It discusses the dramatic developments in Belarus, where the regime is cracking down on the protests that erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected on 9 August.
“We call for a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment of people arrested,” Smith said.
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