Norwegian Ambassador to the UN: Belarus needs our immediate attention

Tine Mørch Smith, Norway's ambassador to GenevaTine Mørch Smith, Norway's ambassador to Geneva.Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB

“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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1 Comment on "Norwegian Ambassador to the UN: Belarus needs our immediate attention"

  1. I would challenge this claim that the UN – the West – should stick its nose into a Russian buffer state as critical as Belarus, except …

    the Russian Navy aggressively disrupted/harassed our Alaska – The Deadliest Catch – fishermen in our half of the Bering Sea last month, and Russia has not expressed regret for that and/or given any assurance that – which was/is An Act of War in our treaty-agreed area – won’t happen again.

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