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Belarusian police officials compile database on protesters at Lukashenko’s request

Source: Belarus 1

Belarusian police officials have established a database of information about citizens who have been involved in the opposition protests that began after the presidential elections on August 9. The database contains a range of personal data, including age, gender, place of residence, place of work or study, as well as hobbies, reported the state television channel Belarus 1. 

The database contains information on people “who were arrested or identified during unauthorized mass events” that have taken place since August 9, said Minsk police official Alexander Kupchenya. 

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gave the order to create the database, reported the Belarusian Interior Ministry’s first deputy head Yuri Nazarenko.

In September, the Belarusian opposition Telegram channel Nexta Live published personal information on more than 1,000 Belarusian police officers who have been involved in arresting protesters.

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