August 2020. Belarus

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya / Belarus / 26 August 2020

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Alexander Vikhor, 25 years old.

Alexander was detained in Gomel during a protest action on August 9. The relatives were looking for Alexander for several days. On August 12, they learned that he felt bad while being transported to the pre-trial detention center (Alexander had heart problems). He was taken to hospital in a state of clinical death. The doctors did not manage to save him. The Investigative Committee said that the cause of death was a drug overdose. The death certificate that the relatives received says ‘the reason is being established’.

There are 0 criminal cases were opened by the IC after the beating of peaceful protesters by the security forces. The deprived of accreditation of the human rights center ‘Viasna’ and the OMCT had testimonies of 450 beaten people. 6 people died. / Belarus, August 2020

Sources: @tutbylive @meduzapro

Maria Kolesnikova is a Belarusian political activist, coordinator of the headquarters of Viktor Babariko at the presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus in 2020. Representative of the joint headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and member of the Coordinating Council.

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Konstantin Shishmakov, 29 years old.

On August 9, the director of the Bagration Military History Museum (Grodno region) was a member of the election commission on elections of the President of Belarus and refused to sign the final voting protocol. Konstantin was found dead in the Neman River.


There are 0 criminal cases were opened by the Investigative Committee after the beating of peaceful protesters by the security forces. The deprived of accreditation of the human rights center ‘Viasna’ and the World Organisation Against Torture had testimonies of 450 beaten people. 6 people died. / Belarus, August 2020

Sources: @tutbylive @meduzapro