On February 21 the police forced three journalists to leave the village of Niaznanava in Navahradak district, Hrodna region.
The correspondent for online-newspaper “Solidarity” Siarhey Balay and correspondents for the newspaper “Obozrevatel” (“Observer”) Aliaxey Matsiushkou and Dzmitry Korsak tried to find out the reasons for extermination of all pigs in this village.
As Siarhey Balay writes in “Solidarity”, soon after their arrival in the village, there appeared policemen from the local district police department. “Two lieutenant colonels claimed that we could not stay in the territory where veterinary emergency response exercises took place”. The journalists were threatened to be taken to the police department “to clarify circumstances” in case they disobeyed.
The policemen also demanded harshly to delete all photos of them.