The Ambassador of Belarus to Slovakia expressed support for the protesters
The Ambassador of Belarus to Slovakia Igor leschenya the first of the heads of diplomatic missions of the Republic expressed support of the protesters in the country.
The Ambassador noted that he had learned on one of the images of protesters beaten a classmate of his daughter, who "never were troublemakers".
According to him, the foreign Ministry "is often equated to the security agencies" which "aim to prevent intervention in the internal Affairs of the country from the outside." "But I do know that the key components of a cohesive, strong, and not subject to external influences of the state are to respect the will of the people, its language, history and culture. In Slovakia I represent Belarus and the Belarusian people, which, in accordance with the Constitution is the only source of power in our country," said leschenya.
The diplomat expressed solidarity with "those who took to the streets of Belarusian cities with peaceful demonstrations to have their voices heard".
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The ninth of August in Belarus presidential elections were held. According to official data of the CEC, Lukashenko won, scoring 80.1 percent of the vote. On the second place — Svetlana Tikhanovski with 10.12 percent.
The opposition of these results is not recognized, and she Tikhanovski went to Lithuania.
After the closing of polling stations in the country started an unauthorized protest. Security forces suppressed them harshly using tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets.
Protests on August 13-14 in the majority were peaceful. So, on August 14 took place many thousands demonstration at the government House in Minsk, where including is the CEC of Belarus. The protesters demanded a recount and the resignation of Lukashenko, there were no arrests.
According to the interior Ministry of Belarus, as a result of the riots, from 9 to 13 August, suffered 121 the police officer filed more than 90 criminal cases. Detained nearly seven thousand participants of the unsanctioned rallies.One person, according to the interior Ministry, was killed while trying to throw the police improvised explosive device.