Hackers leaked personal Belarusian police data over the weekend


Anonymous hackers leaked the personal data of 1,000 Belarusian police officers in retaliation for a crackdown on street protests against former President Alexander Lukashenko as protesters prepared for another large rally on Sunday. Were

Hackers leaked personal Belarusian police data over the weekend


"As the arrests continue, we will continue to publish large numbers of data," said a statement distributed on the messaging app Telegram by the opposition news channel Nexta Live. "Even under Balaklava, no one will remain anonymous."

The government said it would punish those responsible for leaking the data, which was widely distributed on telegram channels on Saturday evening.

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Olga Chemodanova said, "The forces, sources, and technologies that are seizing the internal affairs agencies are trying to identify and prosecute the vast majority of those guilty of leaking personal data on the Internet." Enables. "

The security forces' loyalty is crucial to Lukashenko's ability to stay in power after last month's presidential election, which he claimed a landslide victory in, but his opponents say the former Soviet Union The collective form was rigged to give the boss a sixth term.

Security forces detained thousands of protesters, striking them with masks, balaclavas, or riot helmets. Some protesters physically tore the masks of some officers.

The government says 390 women were detained’ during the week's protests against Lukashenko. Most have been’ released.

The crackdown on Lukashenko's protests has forced the European Union to lift new sanctions against its government.

Minsk on Saturday expressed outrage at reports that Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the front-runner in last month's election could soon meet with EU foreign ministers.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also criticized the European Union for inviting Tsikhanouskay to a ministerial meeting and for considering sanctions against Minsk, saying Brussels was "rocking the boat" in Belarus. Is trying.


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