Democracy and human rights in Belarus

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, awarded the EU’s Sakharov Prize in 2020 for freedom of thought, is widely recognised as the real winner of that year’s presidential election in Belarus – a country infamous as Europe’s last dictatorship. The election laid bare Belarusian democracy as a sham.

In this joint event with Edinburgh University’s Political Union she talks about the ongoing brutality of Aleksandr Lukashenko’s regime and the enormity of the struggle to achieve a viable democracy. She also discusses the actions big and small we can take in Scotland and the U.K. to show our solidarity with the movement for democracy in Belarus.

29 September 2022

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