The UN mission will travel to Belarus at the request of the authorities, by decision of the Security Council or the Human Rights Council. This was reported by a high-ranking source in the UN Secretariat on Friday, September 4.
“A monitoring mission may be deployed at the request of the country in question, or in accordance with a mandate from one of the legislative bodies (UN. – Ed.),” the report says.
Earlier on September 4 ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, whom the Belarusian opposition considers the winner of the presidential election held in the country on August 9, called on the UN Security Council to send an international monitoring mission to the country to document human rights violations.
It also urged to introduce sanctions against those who committed falsifications during the presidential election and “crimes against humanity” during dispersal of protests.