An attempt was made to assassinate opposition candidate Svetlana Tihanovskaya in Belarus. Internal conflict has begun within the country. Belarus has almost turned into a fire place. Many people were injured in the incident.
It was reported that the assassination attempt against Svetlana Tihanovskaya, the strongest candidate of the opposition, was prevented in Belarus, where tensions rose after the Presidential elections. On the other hand, a statement came from the United States about the protests. The White House stated that they are worried about the protests in Belarus, “We invite the Belarusian government to respect the people’s right to peaceful assembly and to refrain from using force.” used the expression.
The head of the Belarusian State Security Committee, Valeriy Vakulçik, participated in the broadcast on the ONT television channel, and stated that the opposition had received information from the election center that they were concerned about possible provocation and assassination attempts against Tihanovskaya, presidential candidate.
Recently, Vakulçik said that security forces received a message stating that a person should be ‘sacrificed’. The intelligence official announced that the person who sent the message has been identified and will be detained.
Vakulçik also reported that 120 security guards were dispatched to ensure the security of the opposition’s polling station.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko announced that a request was made from the security forces to protect the opposition’s election center.
In the protests that started yesterday after the announcement of the first results of the presidential elections in Belarus, there was a clash between the demonstrators and the security forces. It was announced that there were people injured in the incidents and more than 3 thousand people were detained.
It was reported that protests were continuing and some demonstrators were detained in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The Central Election Committee of Belarus announced that Lukashenko won the election with 80.08 per cent, and his closest rival Svetlana Tihanovsaya received 10.09 per cent, according to uncertain results.
Tihanovskaya, who did not accept the election results, appealed to the Central Election Commission.
The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that one of the demonstrators in the country, who protested the Presidential elections, died.
In the statement made on the social media account of the Ministry, it was announced that special forces intervened in the unauthorized demonstrations in Minsk to protest Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko winning the elections.
“The explosive exploded in the hands of the demonstrator and lost his life,” the statement noted, as a person tried to throw an unidentified explosive on the special forces trying to disperse the demonstrators. expressions were used.
“ORGANIZERS PROMOTE PEOPLE FOR ILLEGAL EVENTS”
Interior Minister Yuriy Karayev said in a statement that those who do not serve the interests of Belarus and its people are making attempts to disrupt the situation and to disagree with the society.
Karayev said, “It is obvious that the organizers use people as consumables by encouraging illegal events. They used children to use their dirty games. ” He spoke in the form.
Karayev reminded that security forces have warned citizens many times and asked them to act cautiously against information technologies that manipulate the society, and noted that both those participating in unauthorized demonstrations and the police suffered because these warnings were not heard.
Highlighting that they will not allow the situation in the country to be destabilized, Karayev said, “We have enough power and means for this. We warn that all kinds of violations of law will be suppressed and perpetrators will be held responsible. “
EXPLANATION FROM THE BEYAZ PALACE
White House Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany emphasized that they are following the developments in Belarus and are concerned about the situation at the press conference.
Stating that the blocking of local independent observers’ access to voting centers, the attempt to intimidate opposition candidates and the arrest of many protesters and journalists during the elections in Belarus disrupted the election process, McEnany said, “We invite the Belarusian government to respect the rights of people to assemble peacefully and to refrain from using force.” said.
Aidan McEnany also underlined that they are closely following the developments in Lebanon.
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement regarding the elections in Belarus, “The US is deeply concerned about the presidential elections held in Belarus on 9 August, which are not fair and free.” used the expression.
Emphasizing that they regret the lack of a timely invitation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to observe the elections, Pompeo said, “Free and fair elections are the basis of the authority and legitimacy of all governments.” found the assessment.
Calling the Belarusian administration to “respect the right of assembly” and “refrain from using force”, Pompeo also demanded the release of those who were “unjustly” detained during the demonstrations.
“We strongly condemn the ongoing violence against protesters, the detention of opposition supporters, the internet outages that prevent the Belarusian people from sharing information about elections and demonstrations,” Pompeo said. made the explanation.
Emphasizing that they support Belarus’ freedom and sovereignty, Pompeo called on the Belarusian government to demonstrate their commitment to democratic processes and their respect for human rights.
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