Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2017 (сhart)

The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities. * CoAV – Code of Administrative Violations art. 23.4 – Disobedience to police’s demands art. 23.34 – Violating the procedure for organizing or holding a mass event art. 22.9 – The law stipulates that a foreign mass medium’s journalist means “a natural person engaged in collection, editing, creation (preparation) of informational reports and/or materials for a legal person which is entrusted with functions of the editorial board of the mass medium, registered outside the Republic of Belarus, who is connected with this legal person through labor relations and has accreditation in the Republic of Belarus.” art. 17. 1 – Minor hooliganism. art. 24.6 - Evasion of appearing to the investigative or judicial execution body upon a summons without a reasonable excuse. art. 23.4 - Disobedience to police’s demands art. 9.21 - Violation of copyright and related rights, industrial propriety rights