MINSK, February 7 – RIA Novosti. The administrator of three protest Telegram channels was detained in Minsk, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus reported on Sunday.
“The administrator of destructive Telegram channels has been arrested … Employees of the GUBOPiK (Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption – Ed.) Of the Ministry of Internal Affairs identified the administrator of the destructive Telegram resources” Gray Cat “,” Khata Belsata “,” Denisovskaya “. He turned out to be 28 years old an unemployed resident of Minsk, “the ministry's press service said in a statement to RIA Novosti. Protests in Belarus
It is noted that the detainee admitted guilt, repented of what he had done, and assists the operatives in the framework of the inspection.
As noted in the press service, at present, all the facts of the administrator's illegal activities are being collected and documented, and investigators will give a legal assessment of his actions. The GUBOPiK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues to work on establishing other administrators of courtyard Telegram resources promoting illegal activities, the message says.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, massive opposition protests began in the country, in Minsk and the regions they were associated with riots. During the dispersal of the participants in unauthorized events, the security forces used special means and special equipment. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters. Protests continue to this day, law enforcement officials say about a decrease in the number of participants and the movement of actions from the streets to the courtyards of residential buildings.