Sep 16, 2020
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Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the initiation of 43 cases after threats to law enforcement

Head of the Main Directorate of Internal Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Andrei Parshin said that after the protests in Minsk 43 criminal cases were opened due to threats of violence against police officers, and 21 people are also being held as suspects, Sputnik Belarus reports.

Parshin also noted that 36 more citizens were brought to administrative responsibility.

In the course of the investigation, it was found that the personal data of about 300 policemen were freely available, about 250 of them were subjected to public criticism and threats.

Mass protests in Belarus began on August 9 after the presidential election, which was won by the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, gaining 80.1% of the vote.

More than 400 people were detained at protest actions in Minsk last Sunday.

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