Belarus: Third fatality among protesters confirmed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The man deceased after being beaten by riot police in Zhodino
08:05, 14 August 2020

Protests in Belarus
Radio Svoboda

Another death occurred in the ranks of Belarusian protesters. A man passed away, suffering a beating by riot police in Zhodino town. Telegram channel Kuluary KYKY reported that on August 13.

"Residents of Zhodino are now meeting with the mayor. During the meeting, an ambulance doctor claimed that a man died at a hospital after taking hits by law enforcers", reads the message.

Earlier, Zhodino mayor promised to recall riot police units as soon as the threat of capture of the city hall disappears.

It's the third fatality among protesters in Belarus. The fiirst case was reported on August 10, and another one on August 12.

Related: Kyiv holds another rally in support of Belarusian protesters

Earlier, we reported that Head of the European Parliament David Sassoli demands that Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko stop repressions against protesters and release all participants of rallies across the country. Otherwise, the Parliament could resort to sanctions. The respective statement appeared on the website of the EU authority on August 13.

"I call on President Lukashenko to stop the repression and refrain from further violence. The use of brutal force by the law enforcement services against its own people resulting in death and injuries should have consequences according to international law, including targeted sanctions. I call on Mr Lukashenko to immediately release those who have been detained and stop the violence in the country", he said.

Related: European Parliament threatens Belarus with sanctions, demands to stop repressions

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