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The Consul was allowed to visit the detainees in Belarus Russians

The head of the Investigative Committee of Belarus made Russian Consul to visit detained in the Republic of compatriots, told RIA Novosti the representatives of the Embassy in Minsk.

"Now wait, technically, that the resolution was passed and staff could carry out their duties," — stated in the message of the Embassy.

The Ambassador explained the situation with the detained in Minsk Russians

Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus, said Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.

"Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus," he told reporters.

Detainees in Belarus, the Russians could be workers chop

Russian citizens detained in Minsk, could be employees of chop, which is under contract protects energy facilities and resources abroad, outside of Belarus, said the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

He stressed that this information remains to be clarified.

Belarus has strengthened operational cover the border with Russia

Belarus border guards have increased operational cover of the state border, including on the Belarusian-Russian site, reported on Thursday a press-service of the state border Committee of the Republic.

"Today, in the framework of the orders of the government, the guards intensified operational cover of the state border, including on the Belarusian-Russian plot", - is spoken in the message of Department in Telegram.

Belarusian human rights activists recognized a political prisoner Statkevich

Human rights activists of Belarus found opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich, a political prisoner, announced on Tuesday were not registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Spring".

"The politician Mikalai Statkevich detained on suspicion of being involved in crimes under part 1 of article 342 of the Criminal code of Belarus ("Organization of or participation in actions that flagrantly violate public order"). The thirtieth of June, Statkevich had to go free after 30 days of arrest, however the night before his wife Statkevich Marina Adamovich called the investigator and informed about the criminal case... In this regard, the human rights community of Belarus declared him a political prisoner," - said in a statement on the website of the centre.

Belarusian opposition Statkevich was detained in a criminal case

Belarusian opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich was detained in a criminal case under article about the preparation of activities that breach public order, said on Monday his wife Maryna Adamovich.

"Mikalai Statkevich, who was supposed to be released (after serving administrative arrest for participation in an unauthorized event – ed.), "arrested on suspicion of being involved in crimes under part 1 of article 342 of the "preparation of actions that grossly violate the public order." He will be in a temporary detention center", - wrote the politician's wife in Facebook.

Lukashenko demanded from the mayor of Minsk and law enforcement order in the city

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko demanded from the Chairman of the Minsk city Executive Committee Anatoly Sivak and from law enforcement agencies to ensure order in the capital, noting that "itching someone".

The framework is scheduled for August 9 in Belarus presidential election in different regions of the country are picketing for collection of signatures in support of nomination of candidates. At the end of last week, according to human rights activists, were detained a few dozen activists, including opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich, the works of Sergei Tikhanovski, whose wife is running in these elections, and their supporters. The interior Ministry reported that on Friday in Grodno the participants of the picket, including tikhanovski, was arrested for violence against the police, criminal case is brought. In Minsk the most massive rallies are held near Kamarouski market.

Lukashenko said he would not allow "Maidan" in the period of presidential elections

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said he would not allow organization "Maidan" in the country on the eve and on the day of the presidential election.

As the press service of the President, the statement was made Monday at a meeting with Chairman of state security Committee of Belarus Valery Vakulchik.

In Minsk formed a queue wanting to support presidential candidates

Wishing to keep up on current elections with their signatures, applicants for a post of the President of Belarus, an alternative to the incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, stand in line at the pickets in Minsk and other cities of the Republic for several hours.

Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. On 19 June the initiative group has the right to collect signatures for nomination of candidates for the presidency, such groups now 14. Each of them needs to collect at least 100 thousand signatures.

Human rights activists have reported the arrest in Minsk of opposition Statkevich

Belarusian opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich was detained in Minsk, said on Sunday the unregistered Belarusian authorities human rights center "Spring".

On Sunday near the Kamarouski market in Minsk held mass pickets in support of the nomination of presidential candidates, several participants of the election campaign, an alternative to the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. The country's presidential elections scheduled for 9 August.