Belarus

380 detained on Day 106 of post-election protests

At least 379 protesters were detained on Sunday in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, according to Viasna’s database. Only a few were released, while most are expected to stand administrative trials in the coming days.

At least 13 detained protesters were taken to hospitals after they were beaten by riot police and other security forces involved in dispersing the protests. Media reports said that various types of riot control equipment were again used against peaceful protesters. In particular, stun grenades were fired in Minsk.

According to the nn.by news website, a total of 30,000 people have been detained in Belarus since the August 9 presidential election.

 

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