Posted 1 января 2022, 21:56

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Figure of the day: human rights activists count 970 political prisoners in Belarus

1 января 2022, 21:56
In December 2021, the number of political prisoners in Belarus increased by 82, reaching 970, Interfax reports on January 1, citing the Viasna human rights center, which is not registered in the republic.

According to the center, the number of political prisoners in Belarus is growing steadily. The arrests of participants in peaceful protest actions, citizens for the use of white-red-white symbols, continue. In December, according to Viasna, there were 29 administrative arrests with a total duration of 381 days.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who is under international sanctions for human rights violations, periodically declares that there are no political prisoners in the country, but he constantly calls for finding "all these scoundrels."

Let us remind you that last year the opposition did not recognize the results of the rigged presidential elections and the beginning of the protest actions, which were harshly suppressed by the security forces. Tens of thousands of people ended up behind bars. Opposition leader - ex-candidate for the head of the republic Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left Belarus. Tikhanovskaya's husband ended up in prison.