MINSK, February 7 – RIA Novosti. Four organizers of the riots in August in Belarus were detained on the territory of Russia, Minsk sent documents for their extradition, said the head of the international legal department of the IC of the republic, Mikhail Vavulo.
“Four citizens of our country, who in August resisted the police officers during the arrest and participated in organizing the riots, were recently detained in Russia. The extradition documents have been sent, but are still under consideration,” Vavulo said in an interview with the SB newspaper. Belarus Today “, which was published on its website on Sunday.
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. Protest actions are still going on, law enforcement officials say about a decrease in the number of their participants and about the movement of actions from the streets to the courtyards of residential buildings.