Possible detention camp for political oppositionists found in Belarus, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

The facility is located on the spot of the former Soviet missile storage, an hour's drive from Minsk, near the village of Novokolosovo
18:26, 5 August 2021

Detention camp in Belarus
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A potential camp for political prisoners is being built in Belarus, an hour's drive from Minsk, CNN reports.

It is noted that the camp is located on the spot of the former Soviet missile storage, which covers an area of ​​more than 80 hectares. There are indications of a possible prison camp: three layers of electrified fence, new security cameras, bars on the windows, a military guard and a sign saying "Entry is forbidden".

According to the media, there is no one on the territory except the military.

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"Belarus's opposition activists have voiced fears for some time that the authoritarian regime might resort to crude detention camps, if conventional prisons fill up. Concerns are also rising about another wave of crackdowns and arrests in response to demonstrations marking the August 9 anniversary of the disputed presidential election that sparked last year's protest movement," the media stated.

As it was reported earlier, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed recently to close the border of the country.

To remind, on July 2 it was reported that at least 125 people were convicted in June in criminal cases related to the protests in Belarus. It is noted that the number of political prisoners as of June 30 was 526 and it continues to grow. Among the convicts are participants in protest actions, public activists, as well as dozens of citizens who have expressed their opinions about the events taking place in the country in various forms, assessed officials and representatives of law enforcement agencies.

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