“The journalists of non-governmental mass media who were going to cover the protest were detained at independence square about 6:00 p.m.,” the message said.
The human rights center stated that law enforcers detained the journalists of Reuters, TUT.by, Radio Liberty, Associated Press, TASS new agencies and others.
“The journalists were released after 9:00 p.m., forcing to delete photos at phones and cameras. Those, who refused to do it were kept at the police office,” the organization noted.
Moreover, the searches were held in Minsk at the offices of online media KYKY and The Village Belarus. The leaders of the media were transferred to the district office of internal affairs for questioning. Besides, digital agency Red Graphic was searched.
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.
On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.