The Investigative Committee of Belarus stated that they will seize the cars of demonstrators that are used to block transport. On 11 August, said the Agency “BelTA” , citing a Ministry statement.
“In accordance with the criminal procedure law, the cars used to block transportation, are the instruments of crime and serve as a means to establish the factual circumstances of the criminal case therefore will be withdrawn from the owners and admit evidence”, – stated in the message.
The Ministry added that the installation of barricades in the form of cars or other objects can result in criminal liability, which in Belarus comes from 16 years of age.
“The sanction of part 1 of article 310 of the Criminal code provides for punishment up to three years of imprisonment. If the blocking of the transport entails the loss or causing less serious or serious injuries to the people that provided part 2 of article 310, up to 10 years imprisonment,” – said in Slidename.
A criminal case in connection with the deliberate blocking of transport communications in the Frunze district of the capital on the evening of August 10.
In Belarus August 9 passed the main day of voting in the presidential election. According to the preliminary results of the CEC, President Alexander Lukashenko voted 80.2% of voters for the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski of 9.9%.
After the polls closed in several cities of Belarus the protests began, the most massive in Minsk. Between security forces and protesters clashes began. To disperse protesters in the center of Minsk , the security forces used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons. Human rights activists have reported dozens injured during a protest.
The investigative Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case 21 after protests about the facts of mass unrest, hooliganism and resistance to police officers.
On 10 August the protests continued. In the center of Minsk pulled police buses and paddy wagons. The city authorities have closed six metro stations, “for passenger safety” before the protest disagrees with the result of the election. Protesters began to pelt the riot police with Molotov cocktails. The protests began to subside around 1.30to 3.00 the situation, according to media reports, has stabilized.
On this day in Minsk killed one of the activists.
The US condemned the use of force against protesters, the country’s NATO, OSCE, and Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania called on the authorities to refrain from violence. The high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that during the election campaign the people of Belarus demonstrated a commitment to democratic change, but the elections were neither free nor fair.