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In Belarus, human rights activists said about 20 detainees in Minsk

Police detained about 20 people on Wednesday in Minsk, according to the website not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna".

Previously RIA Novosti reported that at the Independence square near the building of government House, where is including the Central election Commission of the Republic, on Wednesday met a long queue of citizens, intending personally to appeal to the CEC for registration of candidates in presidents of the ex-head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo. After finishing his work at 19:00 (same as GMT) the police asked people to disperse, not to violate the law, and then held the point of arrest.

On the website of the human rights centre published a list of detainees, in which 19 names. It is noted that two of the detainees were journalists and were soon released. Also, according to this list, one of the detainees Oleg Mykolaychuk said that is a U.S. citizen.

In addition, human rights defenders said the details about the number of detainees, according to them, during unauthorized protests on Tuesday evening.

"According to the latest "Spring", July 14, at the peaceful rally in Minsk were detained at least 280 people", - stated in the message.

It is noted that in the environment of trials of the detained: more than 10 people serving administrative arrest for a period from 10 to 15 days, some people will pay the fines. "But the courts will continue on Thursday and possibly on Friday", - stated in the message of defenders.

In Belarus, the campaign for the presidential election, primary election day scheduled for 9 August. The CEC registered the presidential candidates to five people. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term. Passing the campaign was accompanied by arrests of supporters of candidates for President, alternative Lukashenko, as well as unauthorized protests.

On Tuesday evening in various cities of the Republic held an unauthorized mass protest. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. As a result of clashes injured six policemen. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the facts of group actions in Minsk, grossly violating public order and connected with insubordination to the police.