Belarusian protest leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya plans to lobby for support from the United Nations Security Council and the Council of Europe for a peaceful transition of power in the country, her team in Minsk says.
Tikhanovskaya will speak at a meeting of the United Nations body on September 4 and then before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on September 8, according to her representatives.
Tikhanovskaya came in second in the presidential election on August 9, according to the disputed official tally.
She has fled to neighbouring Lithuania amid a violent police crackdown on mostly peaceful protests.
Tikhanovskaya, 37, has already garnered support from some European leaders in her campaign to remove long-time President Alexander Lukashenko from office.
Lukashenko, 66, has led the former Soviet republic for 26 years, tolerating little dissent.
He has presided over the police crackdown, which the European Union has condemned as an excessive use of force against civilians.
There have been protests in Belarus every day since the election.
Protesters, including a powerful movement of striking factory workers, allege that the election was rigged to secure Lukashenko's sixth consecutive term.
About 7000 people have been detained throughout the course of the protests.
Australian Associated Press