Around 40 demonstrators were arrested in Belarus for taking part in Friday’s protests against suspected fraud in the presidential election in August, the Interior Ministry reported.
The Belarusian government department has confirmed that around 40 demonstrators have been arrested and only half of them are charged.
The Wiesna human rights group has confirmed the arrests and stated that many of the detainees demonstrated peacefully. According to this organization, some of those arrested at a university were attacked by the agents who captured them.
The regime headed by Alexander Lukashenko claims that the president won the August 9th presidential election by more than 80 percent of the vote after more than 25 years in power. The opposition denounces that the president won by fraud and that there have been demonstrations against the regime since the elections.