United Nations human rights experts have denounced 450 documented cases of torture and ill-treatment of people detained in Belarus during demonstrations in protest of fraud in the last presidential election.
United Nations experts issued a statement calling on the Belarusian regime to stop torturing detainees and bring the police officers to justice who harassed and attacked arrested demonstrators.
In addition, they have urged the Belarusian authorities to respect the basic guarantees of those arrested, such as immediate registration of arrests, judicial surveillance and notification of families, in order to avoid enforced disappearances.
“The prohibition of torture is absolute under human rights law,” UN experts emphasized. “It cannot be justified for any reason,” they emphasized.