News for 14 Aug 2020
14.08.2020 Belarus must stop attacking peaceful protesters, UN human rights experts say
UN human rights experts* today strongly criticised Belarus for police violence against peaceful protesters and journalists and large scale detention following a controversial presidential election, and called on the international community to put pressure on Belarus to stop attacking its own citizens.
14.08.2020 People are seeking change in Belarus. Instead, they’re being mercilessly beaten and detained
Usually when you walk the streets of central Minsk late at night, it seems like a very youthful city. Now, few people over 30 are out and about. Police apparently have license to hunt anyone who has the audacity to be outside.
14.08.2020 Belarusian human rights organizations urge Interior Minister to stop torture and police abuse
Statement by Belarusian human rights organizations
14.08.2020 Hundreds of protesters released from prisons. Torture reports mount
Several hundred protesters were released from the three detention centers in Minsk and Žodzina last night, while the exact number of them remains unknown. Many of them were taken away in ambulances immediately after leaving the prisons.