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Franak Viačorka
Advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Contact: franak@tsikhanouskaya.org
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Franak Viačorka 4h
Reportedly, OMON and Special forces continue marking detainees with colors: yellow, red, black, etc. They often put special marks on clothing, skin, hair, or face during/after detention. Color mark could affect the attitude towards you, will you be beaten, tortured, or released.
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Franak Viačorka 4h
Lukashenka's terrorists interrogate the detained guy in a police van. He looks terrified. Masked men ask the detainee: - Who is your president? - Who do you love? - What do you want to say to law enforcement agencies?
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Franak Viačorka 9h
Inspired by the photo and the peaceful protests in Belarus, Rodrigo Figueredo, a well-known artist & human rights activist from Venezuela, painted a picture in solidarity with the people of Belarus.
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Lotte Leicht 11h
In , the regime's ruthless crackdown on dissent & rights continues with impunity. & like-minded should move to establish a standing int'l mechanism to gather, analyse & preserve evidence of these human rights crimes with a view to assist & advance criminal justice.
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Franak Viačorka 9h
Today, despite arrests and violence, tens of thousands protest across Belarus. People self-organize in communities, coordinate with others. Tactics of decentralized protest will apparently be used for the wintertime, and there is no chance the protests will fade out anytime soon.
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Franak Viačorka 10h
Replying to @franakviacorka
Crazy scene: a grandfather with a cigarette and a plastic bag is detained by three security officers in body armor and helmets.
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Franak Viačorka 11h
-- Are you Belarusian or not?! During the crackdown in Uruchcha, people stood with their hands raised, showing that they are not aggressive, and shouted to the masked men that they are fascists.
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Franak Viačorka 11h
Replying to @franakviacorka
During the detentions on Partyzanski avenue, the fascists hit the guy on the head so hard that he fell on the asphalt and fainted
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Franak Viačorka 13h
Replying to @franakviacorka
Painful to watch. A woman with the Belarusian flag was approached by 20 police officers and detained.
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Franak Viačorka 13h
In Minsk, during the rally, someone raised the Canadian flag🇨🇦 from a window in support of protesters. People chanted: "Canada is with the people!"
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Franak Viačorka 13h
Replying to @franakviacorka
The new protest tactics have worked well. The security forces cannot quickly disperse dozens of decentralized columns.
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Franak Viačorka 13h
Replying to @franakviacorka
No, it’s not a movie. It is a real-life manhunt in Belarus 2020. Armed men are looking for potential participants of the protests.
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Franak Viačorka 13h
Armed people (OMON likely) are targeting and shooting people. Protesters who remain absolutely peaceful are running away, hiding in buildings.
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Franak Viačorka 14h
Replying to @franakviacorka
Stunning format of protests. Instead of gathering in Minsk downtown blocked by police, protesters gather near their homes, neighbors join. Armored vehicles of police can not get there. People receive the dose of energy and build communities at the very same time.
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Franak Viačorka 14h
Lukashenka’s henchmen are combing the residential areas, arbitrarily detain people. Reportedly, dozens are detained already. When the so-called police attack, people do not resist. They chant: ”Fascists! Fascists!”
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Franak Viačorka 14h
More than 30 rallies are taking place in Minsk right now, at least 7 protests in regions. Internet is cut off, metro closed. It’s a March of Neighbours today, repeating the successful format of the last Sunday’s protest,when security forces were disoriented and lacking resources.
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Franak Viačorka 16h
One of the most remarkable results of the Belarus uprising — appearance of grassroot self-government. Residents create their communities and design their symbols (like these flags). These will be attributed to every neighborhood for today’s march, which is decentralized.
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Franak Viačorka Nov 28
It is crucial to restore justice in Belarus. We see the humanitarian crisis caused by legal default. We witness massive atrocities committed against citizens. We should not allow impunity. European Magnitsky Act could help to punish individuals involved in human rights abuses.
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Franak Viačorka Nov 28
The foreign policy of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is very clear: to keep all the doors open. We see Belarus independent, democratic, and prosperous. We view Russia, EU, and US as our strategic partners. We are looking for friends not enemies. Our revolution is not about geopolitics.
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Franak Viačorka Nov 28
21 years old Jan Salanovič worked in KGB and secretly attended opposition marches. Overall, he attended 15 protests. When his bosses knew that, Jan was thrown in jail, solitary confinement, he is not allowed walks or showers. And there is a little chance, he will be released soon
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