Belarusian Authorities Detain 11 People for Commenting on Russian Paratrooper Accident

Belarusian authorities have detained 11 people for commenting on the deaths of two Russian paratroopers during joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises last month.

“All who decided to mock this tragedy were recognized as suspects under Article 130 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus – for inciting social enmity and discord. 11 people were detained and placed in a temporary detention facility,” said the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The 11 people were reportedly among the 50 individuals that “posted desecrating and insulting statements” on various social media platforms and messaging apps.

According to the ministry, the remaining “blasphemers” have allegedly escaped to USA, Poland, Lithuania.

“Among them is the notorious vandal, who once decorated the hands of the monument to Pushkin in Minsk, and shortly before that, he outraged the memorial in honor of the killed police officers,” said the ministry.

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