Belarus: Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya speaks from exile

The Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has spoken out from exile via a video she uploaded to YouTube.

She has called for people to demonstrate peacefully over the weekend while accusing the authorities of turning the protests into a “bloodbath”.

Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania following the presidential election after publicly denouncing the results which handed victory to the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko.