News for 8 Aug 2020
08.08.2020 Charges against arrested strategist Vitaly Shklyarov politically motivated, HRDs say
The human rights community of Belarus considers Vitaly Shklyarov, political scientist arrested in Siarhei Tsikhanouski’s case, to be political prisoner, following reports of the authorities formally charging the Belarusian-born US expert under Part 1, Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).
08.08.2020 Tsikhanouskaya’s campaign manager detained
Maryia Maroz, manager of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s presidential campaign headquarters, has been detained this afternoon, according to the candidate’s spokesperson Hanna Krasulina.
08.08.2020 2020 Presidential Election. Report on election campaigning
The phase of election campaigning differed significantly from the previous elections by the wide activity of the protest electorate both in Minsk and in smaller cities of Belarus.
08.08.2020 Two protesters in hospital after violent dispersal of cycling rally in Minsk
At least six people were detained last night after riot police and internal troops dispersed a cycling protest in central Minsk.