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The United Nations urges the Belarusian authorities not to use force against demonstrators

September 12, 2020

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Belarusian authorities on Friday not to use force against those who participate in peaceful meetings.

In a statement by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, Guterres expressed “deep concern” about the situation in Belarus, focusing on the “continuous” use of force against “peaceful demonstrators” and the “imprisonment” of “people who are” their legitimate democrats Exercise rights “.

Guterres has also called on the Belarusian authorities to ensure that allegations of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees are “fully” investigated and addressed.

The United Nations urges the Belarusian authorities not to use force against demonstratorsThe United Nations urges the Belarusian authorities not to use force against demonstrators

He also alluded to information on “intimidation tactics against civilians, the media and opposition activists”.

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