Belarus protests: 25-year-old man dies in police custody

Belarus protests: 25-year-old man dies in police custodyAugust 13, 2020

Alexander Vikhor left in van for hours after being detained in Gomel, mother tells local news

Belarus has confirmed that a young man has died in police custody, the second death since mass protests began on Sunday against the country’s leader, Alexander Lukashenko.

Alexander Vikhor, 25, died after being detained on Sunday in the city of Gomel in south-east Belarus during countrywide protests over accusations of mass vote-rigging in presidential elections. Protests continued for a fourth night on Wednesday.

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