Over 400 detained in women’s protest in Minsk

2020 2020-09-20T12:25:04+0300 2020-09-20T12:25:04+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/baginskaya_9.jpeg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Protester Nina Bahinskaya detained during Women's March in Minsk. September 19, 2020. Photo: Nasha Niva

Protester Nina Bahinskaya detained during Women's March in Minsk. September 19, 2020. Photo: Nasha Niva

415 protesters were detained during yesterday’s Women’s March in Minsk, according to the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson. Viasna knows the names of 390 detained demonstrators, most of them women.

The authorities also claim they released 385 detainees later the same night. Others are expected to face administrative charges of “illegal protesting.”

Although excessive violence or riot gear were not used, dozens of protesters were detained by unidentified men in uniforms and in civilian clothes. At least two women were hospitalized.

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