News on the topic: detention
26.03.2021 Over 200 detained on Freedom Day
More than two hundred people were detained yesterday across the country, the Interior Ministry said in its official Telegram channel. Viasna knows the names of 172 protesters arrested in various cities, including 110 in Minsk.
30.11.2020 Day 113 of protests: over 400 detained
At least 416 persons were detained yesterday as a result of several dozen simultaneous protests held in many localities across Belarus on the 16th consecutive Sunday since the rigged presidential election of August 9. Some 250 demonstrators were detained in Minsk, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
23.11.2020 380 detained on Day 106 of post-election protests
At least 379 protesters were detained yesterday in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, according to Viasna’s database. Only a few were released, while most are expected to stand administrative trials in the coming days.
16.11.2020 Over 1,000 detained again in Sunday protests
At least 1,127 protesters were detained yesterday across Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement officers violently dispersed a dozen protests, including the 14th consecutive weekly demonstration in Minsk since the August 9 presidential election.
09.11.2020 Over 1,000 protesters detained amid violent dispersals
Over 1,000 peaceful protesters were detained yesterday, mostly in Minsk and in other cities of Belarus, as riot police and other law enforcement forces violently dispersed a dozen demonstrations. The Minsk protest was the thirteenth consecutive Sunday assembly held since the August 9 election.
02.11.2020 231 named suspects in new “rioting” case
The Investigative Committee says 231 people detained after yesterday’s protest in Minsk are suspects in a criminal case of “breaching public order.”
26.10.2020 Over 500 detained in protests across Belarus
Over 500 protesters were detained in some twenty demonstrations held yesterday in various parts of Belarus, including 160 persons in Minsk, the Interior Ministry said. 350 persons will stand administrative trials, it added.
19.10.2020 240 detained in Sunday March of Partisans
At least 242 people were detained at yesterday’s series of protests, jointly named the March of Partisans. The demonstrations were held in a dozen Belarusian cities on Day 71 of post-election protests.
12.10.2020 600 detained in violent dispersal of Sunday protests
Some 600 people were detained following yesterday’s protests held in Minsk and other cities of Belarus. Most of them were arrested in the capital during the violent dispersal of a peaceful gathering in central Minsk in the afternoon and a series of smaller protests held in the city’s districts in the evening.
05.10.2020 250 detained in eighth weekly post-election protest
Some 250 protesters were detained during yesterday’s demonstrations held in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, including Brest, Salihorsk, Mahilioŭ, Babrujsk and Hrodna.
28.09.2020 Day 50 of protests marred by new detentions
At least 340 persons were detained during yesterday’s protests held in a dozen cities across Belarus. Some 250 demonstrators were detained in Minsk. There were detentions in Mahilioŭ, Hrodna, Viciebsk, Brest, Salihorsk, Maladziečna, Žodzina, Orša, Baranavičy and others.
24.09.2020 300 detained in protests across Belarus
According to Viasna’s database, at least three hundred protesters were detained last night across the country, as thousands of people protested the unannounced inauguration of Aliaksandr Lukashenka.
21.09.2020 Woman suffers leg fracture after violent detention in Homieĺ protest
A 48-year-old woman was diagnosed with a broken leg after she was pushed by a riot police officer during a brutal detention at yesterday’s protest in Homieĺ.
21.09.2020 Police detain 237 protesters in Sunday March of Justice
According to Viasna’s database, security forces detained 237 people during a series of demonstrations held yesterday across the country. Tens of thousands protested in a dozen cities despite heavy police presence, including water cannons, armored vehicles and other riot gear.
20.09.2020 Over 400 detained in women’s protest in Minsk
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.