Belarus Rallies Continue Over the Weekend

Thousands of protesters have continued with the rallies in Belarus on Sunday, marking almost four months since calls for President Alexander Lukashenko to resign have been made on August.

Thousands of protesters have continued with the rallies in Belarus on Sunday, marking almost four months since calls for President Alexander Lukashenko to resign have been made on August. 

On Sunday, protesters took to the streets in smaller crowds to avoid being easily targeted by police. 

Despite this, authorities have reported that more than 300 people have been detained by the Belarus police for violating the law on mass gatherings. 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged the government of  Belarus to put an end to the ongoing human rights violations and called for the immediate release of all those who have been “unlawfully or arbitrarily detained”.

“It is reported that since 9 August, more than 27,000 people have been arrested. In the last month, hundreds of people continued to be arrested each week during the demonstrations – with reportedly around 1,000 people on 8 November, and 700 on 15 November, while allegations of injuries during dispersals and of ill-treatment during arrests continued to emerge,” Bachelet said on Friday. 

Bachelet said, “I further call on the Government to take steps towards a genuine, respectful and inclusive national dialogue.”


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