Reports say Belarus’ opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya ‘safe’ in Lithuania


Belarus’ opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has fled to Lithuania, after the nation’s August 9 presidential elections confirmed long-time ruler Aleksander Lukashenko successful a sixth time period.

The information in regards to the 37-year-old instructor and Belarus’ hope to alter the established order, have been introduced on Tuesday by Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, by a Twitter put up.

Tikhanovskaya left Belarus after she publicly rejected the result of a “rigged” election, that gave Lukashenko over 80% of the vote, submitting a grievance for the recount of the votes.

Her kids had left the nation previous to the elections, resulting from security causes.

“No one life is worth what is happening,” Tikhanovskaya stated in a video posted on Youtube earlier than her departure for Lithuania. “Children are the most important things in our lives,” she added.

Massive protests have been shaking the capital, Minsk, since Sunday night, when a state-TV exit ballot predicted a landslide victory for Lukashenko, who has been working the nation since 1994. Thousands took the streets of the capital asking for honest elections, and not less than one individual has been left lifeless from the violent clashes with the police.

Tikhanovskaya, who stood in for her husband as an opposition candidate after he was jailed within the run-up to the vote was reportedly forward in dozens of polling stations throughout the nation, nonetheless, Belarus’ Central Electoral Committee (CEC) solely gave her 9.9% of the votes.

On Monday, Lithuania’s ambassador to the EU, Jovita Neliupsiene referred to as on Europe to declare Belarus’ presidential vote a fraud and to assist these “fighting for the right to vote.”