the Ambassador of Belarus to Slovakia Igor leschenya supported the participants of peaceful rallies in the country and said that he was shocked about the history of torture and beatings of Belarusians. He stated this in a statement published Telegram-channel “Nasha Niva”.
“Like all Belarusians, I’m shocked by stories of torture and beatings of citizens of my country. On TUT.BY in one of the photos of the mess of bruises we identified a classmate of my daughter, who just never were troublemakers!” he said.
According to him, this was background. Leschenya said that 15 years ago in the Republic was opened “Stalin Line”, where they talked not only about the heroism of the Soviet people. He said that an equally important reason — the name of Joseph Stalin in the title.
Later, “a Minister of internal Affairs, which the uniform of an officer in Stalin’s NKVD are not reminded about the slaughter of 1937, and not about the Gulag, and on the Day of Victory”. “And now hundreds of my compatriots felt that the number of representatives of law enforcement agencies in fully revived the tradition of the NKVD in the tolerant European Belarus of the 21st century!” the Ambassador noted.
He also urged to consider the position of all segments of society and representatives of various political forces.
the Evening of 9 August across Belarus broke out of protest because of dissatisfaction of residents with the outcome of the presidential election. In the center of Minsk, clashes with Riot police. The demonstrations were repressed using tear gas, stun grenades, smoke grenades.
According to the CEC, for the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko voted 80.1 per cent of voters, the opposition candidate for Svetlana Tikhanovski — 10.1 percent. She said it would not recognize the results.