Belarus has told the US president that it has not seen any police abuse

Belarus told the United Nations on Monday that it was not investigating any allegations of police misconduct, despite three months of violent crackdowns on anti-government protesters and criticism from the West.

 

Belarus has told the US president that it has not seen any police abuse

Belarus has arrested thousands of people in protest of the August 9 disputed presidential election. Rights groups say hundreds of detainees have been beaten and abused.

 

But during a review of the country's record by the US Human Rights Council on Monday, a representative of Belarus's Investigative Committee told the International Atomic Energy Agency: "There are currently no known incidents of illegal activity by the police."

 

Speaking via video link from Minsk, Mikhail Vavulo accused the organizers of the demonstration of using people as "cannon fodder", and of bringing children and even infants to the demonstration. The Committee of Inquiry is a law enforcement agency accused of prosecuting major crimes in Belarus.

 

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Sunday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Sunday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Prevention

 

Large-scale protests have been taking place since the August 9 election. Lukashenko denies allegations of vote rigging after 26 years in power and says he has no plans to step down.

 

During Monday's review, Belarus spent five years in the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States, the first of its kind to release prisoners and investigate allegations of torture. Demanded for

 

"We are deeply concerned about the ongoing violence, intimidation and use of force against the people of Belarus," said Andrew Bremberg, the US ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.

 

Belarus's ambassador, Yury Ambrazevich, told the forum that his country had the tools it needed to restore peace to society.

 

"We believe that real progress is possible only through respectful dialogue without external pressure, blackmail or conditions," he said.

 

Russia has backed a close ally, Lukashenko. Russia's ambassador to Belarus, Gennady Gatilov, called for "increasing external pressure" on Belarus.

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