Just over two months ago, on August 9, Belarus’s Aliaksandr Lukashenka declared victory in presidential elections that were widely decried as unfree and unfair. Since then, protestors have taken to the streets and the regime has begun a widespread crackdown. In the meantime, presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, fearing for her safety, has fled to Lithuania. Massive pro-democracy mobilization continues across Belarus against one of Europe’s last dictatorships.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader and human rights activist
H.E. Linas Linkevičius, Foreign Minister of Lithuania (opening remarks)
Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Foreign Minister of Canada (opening remarks)
Mark MacKinnon, Senior International Correspondent, The Globe & Mail
Prof. Lucan Way, CERES, University of Toronto
This panel discussion will be recorded and made available following the event