The Board of the UN Human Rights condemned on Friday the Belarusian authorities for the crackdown against the opposition. The relevant resolution adopted by 21 votes, five board members voted "no", 19 abstained.
The resolution "condemns the violations of human rights" that occurred before, during and after presidential election in Belarus.
UN Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Piley monitor situation in Belarus and make an assessment of the situation at a meeting of the Board in September.
Official Minsk promptly responded to the resolution. Foreign Ministry condemned it, calling the "politically motivated and groundless" and said the resolution "will be destructive consequences for the Council on human rights and the UN human rights structures in general. "