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Police arrests people for commenting on Uladzimir Makei's death

2022 2022-12-01T16:37:28+0300 2022-12-01T16:38:33+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Two more people were detained for posting “offensive” comments following the sudden death over this weekend of Uladzimir Makei, the Foreign Minister in the Lukashenka’s government.

The comment revealed in the “repentant video” reads “The wrong one again.”

The police reports that one of the detainees had participated in protests, posted insults, and called for violence and “Ukrainian aggression” against Belarus.

Regime media has also published a “penitential” video with another man who “admits” that he had posted “negative comments in destructive Telegram channels about the death of the Foreign Ministry head.”

Thus, three people have already been detained for comments concerning Makei, according to the pro-government Telegram channels. The police have identified 20 people in Belarus, who wrote offensive comments after the death of the Foreign Minister. They also claim to know about another 50 who are now outside the country. The security forces threaten to give them a “warm welcome upon return”.


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