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Criminal case opened against Ukrainian volunteers from East-SOS detained in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian volunteers Kostyantyn Reutsky and Yevhen Vasyliev suspected in mass unrest in Minsk on August 10-12
09:20, 13 August 2020

Protests in Belarus
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The law enforcement bodies of Belarus opened the criminal case against Ukrainian volunteers from East-SOS (Vostok-SOS) organization who were detained in Minsk before as Belarusian Radio Liberty reported on Telegram.

“Detained today in Minsk Ukrainian human rights activists Kostyantyn Reutsky and Yevhen Vasylyiev are suspected within the criminal case on mass unrest in Minsk on August 10-12,” Belarusian human rights activist Tatiana Raviaka reported.

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It is noted that the Ukrainian volunteers from Vostok-SOS human rights organization came to Belarus within the assistance mission for Belarusian colleagues who have a lot of work due to the numerous arrests during the protests.

On August 12, in Minsk, the law enforcers severely detained Ukrainian volunteers of Vostok-SOS organization Kostyantyn Revutsky and Yevhen Vasylyiev.

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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine responded to the detention of the Ukrainian volunteers. The Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus assumes measures toward the establishment of the location and incarceration conditions of detained Ukrainians.

As of August 12, nine citizens of Ukraine were detained in Belarus. Besides, the Ukrainian photojournalist was beaten.

 

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