"These are no longer just violations of human rights - these are crimes against humanity”


Late August, the International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus has presented a report assessing the actions of the Lukashenka regime from the point of view of international law.


The large-scale crimes committed by the authorities in Belarus against their own citizens are evidenced by the figures: more than 35,000 were arbitrarily detained at mass protests or for the use of white-red-white symbols, 1,500 cases of torture documented only by the “Pravovaia Initiative” organization, almost 700 political prisoners.


The use of disproportionate force by the security forces against those who disagree with the authorities, the death of several people, the displace of political opponents from the country or the deprivation of freedom, torture, persecution for political reasons - there are all the grounds why the human rights defenders declare that the Belarusian authorities are involved in crimes against humanity.



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