Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya to urge Swiss authorities to freeze Lukashenka’s assets

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Photo: Telegram-channel @tsikhanouskaya

Leader of the Belarusian opposition Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya plans to negotiate with the Swiss authorities about Lukashenka’s assets, she told to the Swiss newspaper ‘Le Temps’.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya is considering a trip to Switzerland in March, “if the restrictions of the pandemic allow”.

In Geneva, she is going to meet with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in order to discuss ways to restore justice in Belarus, as well as to hold a meeting with the Swiss authorities.

Thus, Tsikhanovskaya wants to ask the Swiss government to freeze the assets of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, stored in local banks.

“We would also like Switzerland to launch an investigation into Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s hidden assets and patterns of corruption,” said Tsikhanouskaya.

In December, Michelle Bachelet denounced the deteriorating rights situation in Belarus in her address to the UN Human Rights Council. The UN Council on Human Rights will meet again next Thursday to address the situation in Belarus.