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Belarusian opposition leader inciting rebellion from Lithuania

The belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaja calls on Friday to his followers to sign a statement online about a recount of the votes in the presidential election in Belarus.

she said in a video posted on YouTube.

Tikhanovskaja, who is staying in the neighbouring country of Lithuania, also says that it must be a requirement that allegations of widespread election fraud to be investigated.

She urges for a stop to the violence, which erupted after the disputed elections. Here gave the official results are a big victory for the longtime president Alexander Lukashenko.

the leader of the opposition calls on all mayors in major cities to organize nationwide protests at the weekend.

- Hviderusserne will never again wish to live with the former government again. The majority do not believe in his victory, she says.

The French news agency AFP writes that many workers Friday afternoon began to leave the belarusian factories to show their support for the opposition.

In Brussels, says the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, that she supports sanctions against the belarusian politicians 'who have violated democratic values or has undermined human rights'.

EU foreign ministers will at a special meeting late Friday to initiate a process of sanctions against Belarus.

Metropolitan Pavel as head of the Belarusian orthodox church, also called on Friday, Lukashenko to stop violence.

Since Lukashenko on Sunday was re-elected according to official results, has tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Belarus. They accuse the president to have fiddled the vote count.

About 6700 persons have been detained in the course of the week. It has the country's interior ministry informed.

Hundreds have been injured during clashes between the police and the security forces. At least two people are dead.

the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the numerous detentions.

Lukashenko got according to the official result 80 percent of the votes, while the 37-year-old Tikhanovskaja got about ten percent.

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