Citizen of Japan detained during protests in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Embassy of Japan refused to reveal the name of the detainee. It is known that he is 20 years old and he lives in Minsk
08:48, 18 August 2020

Huge crowds in central Minsk demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. August 16, 2020
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

During the protests in Belarus, the local authorities detained a citizen of Japan, as Kyodo News reported.

A man is detained in the capital. The Embassy of Japan refused to reveal the name of the detainee. It is known that he is 20 years old; lives in Minsk and was detained last Wednesday.

The diplomatic service of Japan is finding out why the authorities of Belarus hold the Japanese citizen.

Related: Protests in Belarus: 158 people hospitalized with bodily injuries

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.

Related: OSCE Head intends to visit Belarus for negotiations

As we reported, the city administration of Minsk estimated the damage from the riots at more than 200,000 dollars.

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.


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