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One person killed during protests in Minsk: Human rights activist

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko © Natalya Fedosenko/TASS. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MINSK, Aug 10, 2020, TASS. One person was killed during protests in Minsk last night, representative of the Viasna human rights center Valentin Stefanovich told TASS in a phone conversation.

“Yes, there is information of one casualty. This happened as a result of special transport colliding with the participants of the protest. Three people were seriously injured, one died as a result of head injury,” he said.

TASS has no official information from Belarusian law enforcement on the deceased.

Belarus’ incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is winning Sunday’s presidential polls with 79.7% of the vote, as follows from an exit poll conducted by the CROO BKMO Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies at the request of the Mir television channel.

His closest rival, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, is winning 6.8% of votes.

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