The hacker group Anonymous has made the personal data of a thousand police officers in Belarus (what we called Belarus until recently) public,

Reuters

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The group shared the data in response to police brutality in government protests in the country.

Anonymous has spread a message through Telegram messaging service, threatening to leak more data if police continue to arrest protesters.

Police have arrested thousands of people who took part in the protests in recent weeks.

The units that perform during the demonstrations often wear balaclavas and large helmets.

Anonymous states in the message on Telegram that: "No one will remain anonymous, not even with a balaclava."

The government wants to track down and punish those responsible for the leak.

According to a spokesman Olga Chemodanova of the Ministry of Interior, it will be difficult to find out which individuals are behind the leak.

Situation Belarus investigated by Security organizations

Since the elections of August 9, there has been unrest in Belarus.

Protesters don't trust the election results.

The incumbent President Lukaschenko won the elections with 80% of the vote.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has launched an investigation into possible human rights violations.

The investigation looks at possible violations in the prosecution of opposition members, journalists and activists.

Why do we call Belarus Belarus from now on?

  • Since independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country has been officially called the Republic of Belarus.

    That name is therefore used in official texts.

    Belarus does more justice to what the population calls the country itself.

    Some Belarusians take offense at the name Belarus because of the association with Russia.

    Previously, we used the established name Belarus, because it is more recognizable to many readers.