United Nations rights investigator Anaïs Marin earlier told a meeting of the Council that states needed to act to prevent a major geopolitical rift.
"Let's not allow another iron curtain to descend on the European continent". "This is simply about us standing up for people in Belarus being able to decide themselves what road they take in a free and fair election".
"There is just one reason behind the protests in Belarus and it's known to everyone: Lukashenko has lost the vote, but he doesn't want to step down", Tikhanovskaya said.
Her message was repeatedly interrupted by objections from Belarus Ambassador Yuri Ambrazevich, who told the council it had "no relevance on the substance... on the events that are taking place today".
The UN Human Rights Council session will consider an European Union draft resolution for UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet to monitor the crisis and report back by year-end.
Ambrazevich meanwhile slammed the "lopsided picture of reality presented by the losers in the election", in his country, rejecting allegations of abuse by authorities and insisting that protesters had been violent, and had injured numerous police. "He has accused peaceful people of being engaged in violence and tried to cast the true patriots as traitors", Tsikhanouskaya said in a statement. We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners.
Alexander Lukashenko otherwise referred to as "Europe's last dictator" won 80 per cent of the votes in the presidential elections.
She faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment if convicted of incitement.
"Our aspiration is to have a coordinated announcement and we'll see if we're able to do that at the beginning of the middle of next week", Kent said during the event hosted by the Atlantic Council in Washington.
"They'll try, I suspect, and the crucial thing at that point is the action the global community takes", Raab said, adding there should be room for dialogue - under OSCE auspices or otherwise - "coupled with really clear costs if the regimes in Moscow and in Belarus just do not move".
Russian media say the two countries will hold another joint military exercise in Belarus with four former Soviet republics in October. The Interfax news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying the drills were for counter-terrorism purposes.
In Belarus, detained opposition politician and prominent protest leader Maxim Znak started a hunger strike in jail on Friday, the opposition Coordination Council said.
Russian Federation on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its defence minister for talks on military ties, in a sign that Moscow's support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was hardening.