representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch appealed to the UN to investigate cases of violence during protests in Belarus.
according to the statement published on the website of HRW, the investigation should be conducted “immediately”, and its follow-up the UN special Rapporteur on Belarus should provide information and recommendations for action “in response to increasing tough measures by the government and serious violations of human rights”.
in addition, the organization called on the Belarusian law enforcement officers to stop the violence and to respect the fundamental rights of citizens. The statement stressed that the authorities should “investigate the use of police forces and release all the detainees who were protesting peacefully”.
Recall that the protests in the cities of Belarus have not stopped for the third day. In clashes with the security forces and injured over two hundred people, some required hospitalization. The reason for the exit of people to the streets was the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, President at absolutely opaque counting process. As reported, the candidate of the United opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski did not recognize the victory of Lukashenko, saying that he had received in the elections of 9 August, approximately 80% of the votes. The CEC has counted it only 10% have re-elected President — a little more than 80%.