News for 17 Aug 2020
17.08.2020 Interior Ministry pledges to release remaining protesters today. Dozens detainees still missing
The remaining 122 protesters have been released from the detention centers of Belarus, the bulk of them in Žodzina and Brest, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson said. The list has been published by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Six persons are still being held as part of “ongoing investigations.”
17.08.2020 Viasna insists on criminal charges against security officers amid vast torture evidence
Human rights activists of “Viasna” appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office demanding immediate initiation of a criminal case against law enforcement officers who abused their authority in dispersing peaceful demonstrators.
17.08.2020 UK does not accept results of Belarusian presidential elections
Foreign Secretary statement on Belarusian Presidential elections