Belarusian Health Ministry confirms death of another protester

Source : 112 Ukraine

The death of Hennadiy Shutov was officially confirmed
18:59, 19 August 2020

Hennady Shutov

Health Ministry of Belarus confirmed the death of one more partaker of the protests – Hennadiy Shutov as the ministry reported.

“We reported with regret that on August 19, citizen of the Republic of Belarus Hennadiy Shutov died,” the message said.

The Health Ministry reported that on August 13, he was transferred in severe condition from Brest regional hospital to Defense Ministry hospital for treatment. However, on August 18, his state sharply deteriorated and the doctors could not save the life of the patient.

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Earlier we reported that another lethal outcome of street standoffs in Belarus was confirmed. Hennadiy Shutov, 43, suffered a deadly gunshot and succumbed to the injury at a hospital in Minsk. The protester took a shot to his head on August 11.

On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

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On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.

Earlier, it was reported that at least five people died in the results of the clashes with law enforcers during the protests in Belarus.


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