Protests in Belarus: Human Rights Defenders Report Dozens of Detainees

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Mass protests continue in Belarus after the announcement of the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections on August 9. Events on November 22.

Protests in Belarus: Human Rights Defenders Report Dozens of Detainees

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Mass protests continue in Belarus after the August 9 presidential elections and the announcement of Alexander Lukashenko as their winner. DW follows the events of Sunday, November 22 (Moscow time).

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Pinpoint detentions continue in Minsk, Tut.by reports. Over 80 people have already been detained throughout the country, the Viasna center notes.

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In Brest, about two dozen people with white-red-white flags lined up in a chain of solidarity on one of the streets, writes Telegram-channel “Binokl”.

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In Mogilev, several people near the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary gathered for an action in memory of the Minsk activist Roman Bondarenko , who died after being beaten by security forces, reports the Mogilev Online Telegram channel.

Belarusians supported protesters from Khabarovsk

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Participants of the actions in Khabarovsk in support of the arrested ex-governor of the region Sergei Furgal have repeatedly expressed solidarity with the protesters in Belarus. Now the protesters in Minsk have supported the Khabarovsk residents.

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The demonstrators formed columns of different numbers in the districts of Minsk, in several places the security forces follow them and periodically try to disperse them. Traffic police officers blocked traffic on sections of some streets. Human rights activists of the Viasna center are aware of 35 arrests in three cities of Belarus.

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Another column of protesters has formed in the Sokol microdistrict of Minsk, the website “Charter-97” indicates.

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The siloviki began to disperse those gathered at the National Library of Belarus in Minsk. A water cannon drove up to the building, Tut.by notes.

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Several publications at once report on the use of special equipment against demonstrators in the districts of Minsk. Smoke is visible on the published video materials and pops are heard.

Human rights defenders keep a list of detainees

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The human rights center “Viasna” began keeping a list of those detained at the protests in the cities of Belarus on November 22. At the time of publication, there were 15 people on the list. It is known about the detentions in Minsk, Zaslavl and Novopolotsk.

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Already the twelfth metro station of the Belarusian capital – “Petrovshchina” – is temporarily closed at the entrance and exit. Trains pass it without stopping.

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About 20 people in Volkovysk (Grodno region) with white-red-white flags went to the action of solidarity, writes Tut.by.

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A column of protesters in the Malinovka microdistrict in the south-west of Minsk entered the roadway. Demonstrators chant “Long Live Belarus!” , car drivers honk, Belsat TV reports.

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The Minsk Metro closed the Kamennaya Gorka station to “ensure the safety of passengers.” This is the 11th station temporarily closed on another day of protests.

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In Mogilev, activists played on the themes of protests and agriculture, an industry that makes a significant contribution to the Belarusian economy, Tut.by shows.

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Small groups of people are gradually gathering in different districts of Minsk, Onliner.by, Tut.by and the Belsat TV channel note. In the vicinity of the Pushkinskaya metro station, people bring flowers to the spontaneous memorial to activist Alexander Taraikovsky , who died during the protests in August.

Problems with mobile internet

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Provider A1 warned about a decrease in the throughput of mobile Internet in Minsk “in accordance with the order of the authorized state bodies.”

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Protests in Belarus: Human Rights Defenders Report Dozens of Detainees

Station

In the Belarusian capital, public transport stops on Independence Avenue from Yanka Kupala Street to the stop “Institute of Culture” in both directions have been temporarily canceled , the state enterprise Minsktrans reports.

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Several dozen people with white-red-white flags took to the action in the Sukharevo microdistrict of Minsk, writes Tut.by.

10 metro stations closed in Minsk

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Minsk metro stations Kupalovskaya, Nemiga, Oktyabrskaya, Ploshchad Lenin, Ploshchad Pobedy, Ploschad Yakub Kolas, as well as all stations of the Zelenoluzhskaya line are closed for entry and exit, according to the Metro's Telegram channel.

Trains pass them without stopping.

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Roman Popkov, a columnist for the Russian online edition MBH Media, was released after 15 days of arrest in a detention center in the 1st lane of Akrestsin Street. Popkov said that the staff in the isolation ward was “sane”. “But the people who passed through the ROVD had to experience a lot. Everything that I saw over the past two weeks convinced me that the system in the country was absolutely inadequate. his words.

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People in olive uniforms are installing metal fences on Independence Square in Minsk, paddy wagons and special equipment are pulled to it, reports Tut.by.

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Opposition supporters and protesters have planned a March Against Fascism protest for Sunday. Security officials are pulling special equipment to the center of the Belarusian capital. Residents of Minsk noticed the columns of armored vehicles.

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Protests in Belarus: Human Rights Defenders Report Dozens of Detainees

Detention of a protester in Minsk, November 8

At least 59 people were detained in Belarus from November 16 to 21 for political reasons, thus the total number of arrests during the protests reached 29 940, the newspaper “Nasha Niva” writes, citing the calculations of the human rights center “Viasna”. He knows about 523 Belarusians who are being prosecuted. Among them, Sergei Tikhanovsky and Viktor Babariko, who were not allowed to participate in the elections, as well as journalists Yekaterina Borisevich and Yekaterina Andreeva.

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Former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya called on citizens to take to the streets on November 22. “I support everyone who goes out to their yard tomorrow and strolls around their native district. Every step leads to a free and fair Belarus,” she wrote in her Telegram channel.

At the same time, Tikhanovskaya once again called the OMON and the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUPOPiK) “terrorist organizations” and stressed that they “do not have enough strength to come to every house in every city in Belarus.” Earlier, a number of Belarusian Telegram channels announced the March 22 against Fascism.

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One of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, Maria Kolesnikova , who is in a detention center in Zhodino, said that she did not regret the passport torn at the border. “I wouldn’t change a single decision. And I don’t regret one iota of the campaign, or the passport, or the refusal to leave Belarus,” Maria Kolesnikova wrote in a letter to her sister Tatyana Khomich, which she published on Facebook. Kolesnikova's arrest was extended until January 8. The court rejected the appeal of her defense to extend the term of detention of the oppositionist.

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