US News Belarus. Death of a second demonstrator, the center of Minsk cordoned off

03:05  13 august  2020
03:05  13 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Belarus on Wednesday confirmed the death of a jailed protester after police violently cracked down Lukashenko on Wednesday dismissed the demonstrators as "people with a criminal past who are Tuesday night saw smaller numbers on the streets than on previous days, after police cordoned off

The Interior Ministry of Belarus confirmed the death of a man in Minsk on Monday evening, after a clash with riot police that tried to remove the This is the first confirmed death in the protests. There were numerous reports of injuries in local media, and thousands of protesters have been detained.

Les manifestations se multiplient contre le président réélu et contre la violente répression qu'il organise. © Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP Demonstrations are increasing against the re-elected president and against the violent repression he is organizing.

The situation is extremely tense in Belarus, where protests against President Lukashenko’s re-election are being heavily repressed. Two demonstrators were thus killed by the authorities

The Belarusian authorities announced on Wednesday the death of a protester arrested during a rally against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko , the second death recorded since the start of this protest movement violently repressed .

The Investigation Committee, a powerful investigative body, said a 25-year-old man died in a hospital in Gomel (south) after being arrested on Sunday during an "unauthorized protest" . According to this source, which does not specify the exact date of death, his health "suddenly deteriorated" while he was in detention.

Presidential election in Belarus: a trio of women attacking Lukashenko

 Presidential election in Belarus: a trio of women attacking Lukashenko © Reuters With Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa as a figurehead, presidential candidate by default in Belarus on Sunday, they challenge the dictator in power since 1994. One of them, Maria Kalesnikava, was arrested on Saturday evening by the police. Here is a funny candidate! Its only goal, to help the return of democracy, and if it is elected, to ensure the current affairs the time to organize free elections, then to return home.

Police in Belarus said Wednesday they had detained hundreds more people and used firearms against protesters in a third night of violence over a disputed presidential election. Western governments have condemned the crackdown and the European Union said the bloc's foreign ministers would discuss

Police in Belarus 's capital Minsk have fired rubber bullets for a second night to quash protests following Sunday's disputed presidential elections. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption A number of people were arrested. Reports say some of the demonstrators fought back, throwing petrol bombs.

The clashes also left one dead in Minsk and the police said they opened fire with live ammunition in Brest (southwest), leaving one injured.

In the inner city of the capital, metro stations were closed Wednesday evening and traffic completely banned. Numerous police officers were also deployed on several main streets.

Near Uroutche station, northeast of Minsk, demonstrators forming a human chain were dispersed and beaten by police, amid screams, according to an AFP journalist.

Dozens of women have also formed human chains in other parts of the capital to denounce the police crackdown on protests against the August 9 re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, in power for 26 years. "You are someone's son too! ", proclaimed placards carried by some fifty demonstrators, dressed in white, in Surganov Street, a usually very busy artery of the capital, this evening almost empty.

Presidential election in Belarus: new tensions in Minsk, around 30 arrests

 Presidential election in Belarus: new tensions in Minsk, around 30 arrests © Vasily Fedosenko, Reuters Belarusian security forces arrest demonstrators during an opposition rally following the election presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. Belarusian police forcibly dispersed, Monday, for the second night in a row, protests opposing the results of a tense presidential election, which resulted in a sixth term in office. authoritarian outgoing head of state, Alexander Lukanchenko. About thirty people were arrested.

Belarusian authorities have for the first time admitted to using live rounds in clashes on a day that journalists corroborated a second protest fatality. Most of Tuesday night’s clashes were centred in the working-class suburbs of Minsk , but there were exchanges in towns and cities across the country

MINSK , Belarus — The main opponent of Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, the embattled president of Belarus , left the country on Tuesday, and violent skirmishes between the police and Still, there were signs on Tuesday that the protests were losing momentum in the face of a fierce police response.

In the previous three nights of protests, security forces arrested some 6,000 people across the country, without it being known how many are still being held.

Since Sunday evening, police have been using stun grenades and rubber bullets against protesters and at least 250 wounded have been admitted to hospital. Internet access has also been severely disrupted.

Numerous scenes of beating of demonstrators were broadcast on social networks, while President Lukashenko called the protesters "unemployed with a criminal past" .

On Wednesday, Belarusian public television published a report showing six suspected young demonstrators, handcuffed and with swollen faces, telling the camera that they did not "want to revolutionize" .

Mediation plan

Neighbors of Belarus, Latvia , Lithuania and Poland , presented on Wednesday a plan providing for the creation of a "national council" bringing together representatives of the Belarusian government and civil society, under penalty of sanctions from Brussels.

Belarus: death of a demonstrator in Minsk, scene of new clashes

 Belarus: death of a demonstrator in Minsk, scene of new clashes The day after severely repressed anti-government demonstrations after the announcement of the presidential victory of the indestructible Alexander Lukashenko, new clashes broke out this Monday evening in Minsk with the police. According to the police, a protester was killed by his own explosive device during the protests. "One of the protesters tried to throw an explosive device at the police, but this device exploded in his hands," killing him, police said in a statement.

Belarus is witnessing a third day of protests following a contested presidential race that ended officially with a landslide victory for long-time incumbent Alexander Lukashenko (Alyaksandr Lukashenka). Tut.by has published a video showing the violent arrest of a driver in Minsk .

MINSK — A day after the leader of Belarus , often called “Europe’s last dictator In a sign that anger over the election had spread beyond affluent areas in the center of Minsk , Monday The unidentified protester killed on Monday is the first confirmed death during the postelection demonstrations .

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his "very great concern" . US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, German Chancellery Angela Merkel and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also denounced the crackdown.

The Belarusian Interior Ministry estimated that the mobilization of protesters was now on the decline.

President Lukashenko's rival, opponent Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, claimed victory, before leaving Belarus for Lithuania on Monday night to Tuesday . A departure under the threat of the authorities, according to his supporters.

According to the Helsinki Committee in Belarus, a human rights NGO, there has never been a crackdown on "such violence" in the country.

According to the official results of the presidential election, Mr. Lukashenko obtained more than 80% of the votes, a fanciful score, say his detractors, who estimate on the contrary that Ms. Tikhanovskaïa, credited with 10% of the vote, won.

The latter has not spoken since her video on Tuesday announcing her hasty departure for Lithuania. According to her supporters, she suffered threats when she was held for hours by security forces on Monday.

Alexander Lukashenko, 65, has never let any opposition take hold. The previous great wave of protest, in 2010, had also been severely repressed.

Ms. Tikhanovskaya, a 37-year-old political novice, mobilized tens of thousands of people in a matter of weeks, a political fervor that Belarus had never known.

This stay-at-home mom replaced her husband Sergei, a prominent video blogger, after her arrest in May as he was growing in popularity at .

The European Union will impose sanctions on Belarus to put an end to the repression .
© Pixabay The European Union will impose sanctions on Belarus to end the repression The European Union is preparing sanctions against Belarus and wants to show its unity against Turkey, in the midst of a standoff over gas in the eastern Mediterranean. While the situation in Belarus (Belarus) worries more and more, the European Union is preparing its weapons ...

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