Elections in Belarus: Police detain over 120 citizens

Source : 112 Ukraine

The list of the apprehended people includes a TV reporter, voters and an observer that worked at a polling station
08:03, 10 August 2020

Protests in Belarus, August 2020

On the presidential election day, August 9, the Belarusian police apprehended more than 120 people. RBC reported that with a reference to Vesna human rights protection center.

More than half of the detentions took place in Minsk. The list of apprehended people includes a local TV reporter, voters, and an observer that worked at a polling station.

One man was beaten up by the riot police operatives, and the ambulance took him to the hospital.

In other cities, such as Gomel, Grodno, Vitebsk, Brest, Bobruisk, Polotsk, Baranovichi, and Zhlobin, law enforcers took 79 people to police stations.

Related: Lukashenko wins presidential elections in Belarus, - official national exit poll

According to human rights activists, among those detained in these cities were reporters, election observers, an authorized delegate of presidential candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, and a member of her electoral campaign staff.

The authorities claim that the detentions are related to the electoral process. No official information is now available on those who were arrested during mass protests in Belarus.

Minsk and other cities of Belarus hosted protest actions during the election day in Belarus on August 9. On many occasions, the riot police used stun grenades and water cannons. There are reports on wounded protesters.

Related: Protesters clash with police near Belarus embassy in Kyiv, - media

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