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Belarus releases more than 2,000 people detained during mass protests

Posted On: Aug 14, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Belarus releases more than 2,000 people detained during mass protests

More than 2,000 people who were detained during mass protests over the contested presidential elections in Belarus over recent days have been released, the country's Interior Ministry has said.
However, around 4,700 people are still being held by the country's law enforcement.
In the Belarusian capital city of Minsk, the release of protesters began early in the morning, attracting a crowds of supporters to the detention center. The crackdown on protests had triggered widespread allegations of torture behind bars, while some of the detained said they were beaten up by riot police, but not mistreated in detention.
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