[693] He was liberated soon, but on 21 August he was arrested again and was given 5 days in jail. [303] By late evening, a group of anti-Lukashenko demonstrators had gathered on Independence Square in Minsk. Задержан фотограф Tut.by Дмитрий Брушко", "Всем задержанным журналистам дали по трое суток ареста. [407] Around 15:00, hundreds of women gathered near the Komarovsky marketplace for the "March For Peace" rally. The president warned that "this is not only our border, this is the border of the Union State, this is the CSTO border, and the answer will be appropriate." Letters informing these persons of imminent criminal prosecution for crimes against humanity were sent to each of them on 17 August. He also spoke about the opposition's right to demand new elections through protest actions. [552][553], On 14 October, Mother's Day in Belarus, hundreds of women gathered at Independence Square near the Red Church in Minsk for the "March of mothers" rally. [467] In Zhodino, while protesters were shouting "Police with the people!" [690] Russian journalist Nikita Telizhenko was heavily beaten in Belarusian jail: he was arrested in Minsk and sent to Zhodzina because of jails' overcrowding in Minsk. We will win! A wave of near-daily protests broke out in August after a presidential election which officials said gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office but that opponents say was manipulated. [387] Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, held a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Vladimir Makei, where they discussed the current situation in Belarus. [689], On 10 August, local journalists reported problems with all major communication platforms and pro-opposition websites. Онлайн", "#МотолькоПомоги этому городишко от 3% избавиться", "Перебои с интернетом вызваны обеспечением национальной безопасности. At the same time, an open video message from teachers of the Faculty of Philology of BSU appeared on the network, in which they supported students in their right to express their own opinion and freedom of choice. [121], During widespread protests in Grodno, a 5-year-old was injured, and their father arrested after the car they were in was rammed by government forces. The primary goal of the program is to support citizens of Belarus who have suffered from political repression. As a result of clashes 69 people were detained in police vans (according to Viasna). After Lukashenko failed to comply, nationwide strikes began on 26 October. [402] The state TV channel ONT published a news item stating the Belarusian Electronic Warfare Directorate purportedly intercepted a conversation between Warsaw and Berlin. [177], Miners of the Belaruskali [ru] potash company in Salihorsk went on strike, refusing to go down the mines, and BMZ Steel Works in Zhlobin suspended work of the steel furnaces. According to Russia's press service statement issued on 19 August 2020, "Russia pointed out that foreign attempts to interfere in the country’s domestic affairs were unacceptable and could further escalate tensions". We are part of the people of Belarus and we believe that the time has come for IT specialists to support those who suffered during the peaceful protests. [171] Lukashenko conceded that an early presidential election could be held if a new constitution is adopted,[172][173] after it has been drafted and a referendum is held and passed. [390], According to Mikita Mikado, a co-founder of startup IT company PandaDoc, their Minsk offices were raided and stormed by police the same day after one of the servers had been leaking inside data about protest organization despite internet censorship by the government. [701][702], It was reported that on 18 June, reporters from various countries, arriving in Minsk airport, were pulled out of passport control, interrogated and locked up before being refused entry and being told to buy a plane ticket to some other country, in an attempt to suppress the media. The other was almost unconscious. [647] Elena German, the wife of Taraikovsky, saw the body in the morgue and reported that there were no injuries to his hands, but there was a small hole in his chest, consistent with a bullet hole. In return Lukashenko announced plans to make a statement to the CSTO and EAEU about the events in Belarus after the elections, and also promised Vladimir Putin to inform him in detail about the protests in Minsk during the talks. [572] Security forces also used flash grenades, tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds. [711], On 29 August, accreditation of several foreign journalists was revoked; they worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Associated Press, Reuters, AFP, BBC, ARD, Radio France Internationale, Deutsche Welle and Current Time TV. [439] Saley, also a lawyer, was the executive secretary of the council. The security forces' actions were characterized by increased brutality in comparison to the previous Sunday marches and involved mass detentions of journalists, severe beatings of detainees, employment of stun grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets and water canons with colored water, which led to some of the witnesses comparing these events to the events of 9–12 August. Што адбываецца ў Беларусі", "Марш супраць забойстваў і гвалту ў Берасьці. Есть раненый", "Фейки и Молотов: как прошла вторая ночь белорусских протестов", "Belarus Turned Off the Internet. In a video from the courtyard where Bondarenko was detained, hundreds of people stood in a minute of silence on Friday and then chanted: "We will not forget, we will not forgive." Save this story for later. [295][296] A pro-Lukashenko demonstration, dubbed "Belarus is Lukashenko", was also held in Minsk. [680][681], On 26 October, Anais Marin the UN human rights investigator, called on the Belarus government to "stop repressing its own people". [691] Arrested Russian journalist Artyom Vazhenkov was reported to be accused of mass rioting (up to 15 years of prison in Belarus). Что происходит? Thousands of workers of Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ), Minsk Automobile Works (MAZ), Minsk Motor Works (MMZ; ru), Minsk electrotechnical factory (METZ; ru) and other factories marched through the city to the headquarters of the biggest state TV company and other locations. "[85] Belarusian authorities claimed that Tikhanovsky was working with Russians to destabilize Belarus. A friend says that Krivtsov phoned him on 10 August, stating that he was in Minsk and had nearly been arrested by riot police. Doctors of the Minsk 9th hospital and employees of the Academy of Sciences protested and demanded the release of their colleagues, who were detained on Sunday march. In Zhodzina he was beaten on his kidneys, legs, and neck, but he was soon released at the Russian embassy's request. [226] A small group of Lukashenko supporters were seen in Hrodna handing out state flags and other pro-government material to passersby. [478], In late October, the Coordination Council created a shadow government, called National Anti-crisis Management (NAM), for organising the detailed administrative tasks for a peaceful transfer of power to a fairly and freely elected president. [123][124] Former members of the Belarusian military, police, and special forces expressed their solidarity with the opposition by publishing videos publicly throwing their uniforms in the garbage, condemning violent acts by the security forces, calling on the authorities to stop opposing the will of the people. Security forces deployed heavily around Minsk with armored vehicles and water cannons before the rally. [380] In Mogilev and Kalinkavichy, some of the local protest leaders were detained by riot police. 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[81], The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)[82] reported that it would not be monitoring the 2020 election as it had not been invited to do so. Several journalists were detained at the rally. Some of them waved the white-red-white flags and chanted "Lukashenko, go away!" The service was resumed between 18:30 and 19:00. [98], It was one of the biggest protests since Belarus' independence. [221] Four members of the security forces resigned in solidarity with the demonstrators. [687], On 9–11 August, several independent journalists were arrested in Minsk, Brest, and Babruysk. Основатель IT-компании объявил об эвакуации сотрудников из страны", "По всему Минску протестуют студенты. [citation needed] In Brest, they also reported "a group of aggressively minded citizens with fittings in their hands attacked police officers." `` Вадим Девятовский: `` Лукашенко на встрече с Мишустиным 295 ] [ 507 ] Overall, people! 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