: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Disabled hold rally in Belarus to demand president step down

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 200 disabled people rallied in Belarus’ capital Thursday, continuing a nearly three-month wave of protests triggered by the disputed reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader.

More than 15,000 people have been arrested since the protests erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko’s reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election, which was widely seen as rigged. Most served short jail terms or were fined, but 100 have remained in jail, described as political prisoners by human rights groups.

The United States and the European Union have rejected the Belarusian vote as neither free nor fair and introduced …read more

Source:: KXAN