As thesmiling in the U.S. Embassy statement, detentions, arrests and convictions protesters "Were obviously focused on that to prevent them to use their civilians and human rights or to punish the use of these rights."
Several protesters arrested at the physical level could not appear before the court due to the fact that they were mercilessly beaten during or after the arrest. Such appeal peaceful demonstrators violated the most freedom of expression and assembly.
"We urge the authorities to allow Belarusian citizens to participate in peaceful demonstrations without harassment, interference or threats of punishment. In addition, We continue to call on law enforcement forces to exercise restraint against protesters, "- said in a statement the U.S. Embassy.
Embassy reiterates its concern about the status of all prisoners who are held by politically targeted charges, and calls for their immediate release.
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