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The UN insists that “repression is not the answer” and is asking for an investigation into allegations of torture in Belarus

The United Nations on Monday insisted that “repression is not the answer” to the wave of protests recorded in Belarus following the August 9th presidential elections and asked to hear protesters’ allegations of torture and ill-treatment investigate the security forces.

In a statement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern about the situation in the country and urged the authorities to act “moderately” while recalling that “all citizens must be” free to exercise their rights exercise “.

“This includes expressing their views peacefully and in accordance with the law,” he said in a statement calling on the government to act “cautiously” in the face of protests.

The UN insists that “repression is not the answer” and is asking for an investigation into allegations of torture in Belarus
The UN insists that “repression is not the answer” and is asking for an investigation into allegations of torture in Belarus

Belarus-based UN coordinator Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki has stressed the importance of investigating these allegations of torture and abuse “thoroughly”, despite the fact that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has strongly condemned the response to the protests.

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