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Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2017 (Chart, updated)

29.08.2017 Source: Monitoring service of BAJ

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.

No

Date

Kind of violation

City

Name of journalist

Article

Penalty

Circumstances

1

10.03.2017

Detention

Maladzechna

Siarhei Karalevich

n/a

n/a

Detained by police after covering a protest action, released in two hours after giving explanations

2

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Adaryja Hushtyn

n/a

n/a

Detained at a railway station for documents verification, released in three hours

3

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Siarhei Hudzilin

n/a

n/a

Detained at a railway station for documents verification, released in three hours

4

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Tatsiana Matsveeva

n/a

n/a

Detained at a railway station for documents verification, released in 1.5 hours

5

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Ihar Matsveyeu

n/a

n/a

Detained at a railway station for documents verification, released in 1.5 hours

6

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Siarhei Serabro

n/a

n/a

Detained at a railway station for documents verification, released in 1.5 hours

7

12.03.2017

Detention, fine

Orsha

Aliaksandr Barazenka

n/a

n/a

Detained twice. Second time fined for improper parking by traffic police for 23 BYN

8

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Anastasia Piliuhina

n/a

n/a

Detained after covering a protest action, released after clarification

9

12.03.2017

Detention

Orsha

Andrei Shauliuha

n/a

n/a

Detained after covering a protest action, released after clarification

10

12.03.2017

Searches

Orsha

Artsiom Sizintsau

n/a

n/a

Police searched his flat in Orsha on the day of protests.

11

12.03.2017

Detention, fine

Orsha

Halina Abakunchyk

23.34

25 b.a.

Detained after covering a protest action, spent a day in pre-trial detention, fined for 25 basic amounts under charges of participation in an unsanctioned protest action (art. 23.34 of CoAV), appeal court upheld the decision (April 12).

12

12.03.2017

Detention, fine

Orsha

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava

22.9

30 b.a.

Detained after covering a protest action, spent a day in pre-trial detention, fined for 30 basic amounts under charges of violation of media law (art. 22.9) and disobedience to police demands (23.4), appeal court upheld the decision (April 12).

13

12.03.2017

Detention

Rahachou

Yauhen Merkis

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police on approaching the town, released in an hour.

14

12.03.2017

Detention

Rahachou

Siarhei Kavaliou

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police on approaching the town, released in an hour.

15

12.03.2017

Detention

Rahachou

Volha Chaychyts

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police on approaching the town, released in an hour.

16

12.03.2017

Detention

Rahachou

Andrei Kozel

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police on approaching the town, released in an hour.

17

12.03.2017

Detention

Vitebsk

Uladzimir Luniou

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police in the Vitebsk region, released in 1.5 hours.

18

12.03.2017

Detention

Vitebsk

Siarhei Rusetski

n/a

n/a

The camera crew was detained by traffic police in the Vitebsk region, released in 1.5 hours.

19

12.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Brest

Siarhei Piatrukhin

23.34

15 days

Detained after covering protest actions in Brest, on 14.03.2017 sentenced to 15 days arrest for participation in an unsanctioned mass event (art. 23.34).

20

12.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Brest

Zmitser Harbunou

23.34

15 days

Detained after covering protest actions in Brest, on 14.03.2017 sentenced to 15 days arrest for participation in an unsanctioned mass event (art. 23.34).

21

14.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Yauhen Merkis

22.9

30 b.a.

Charged with violation of the procedure of distributing mass media products (art. 22.9) during an action on March 12 in Rahachou, on March 23 fined for 30 b.a. (690 BYN).

22

14.03.2017

Fines for unsanctioned mass event

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

23.34

7 b.a.

Charged with participation in an unsanctioned mass event on March 12 in Rahachou (art. 23.34) at the Homel district court fined her on 17.03.2017 for 7 basic amlunts (161 BYN)

23

16.03.2017

Administrative case, acquitted in court

Minsk

Dziana Seradziuk

23.34

aquitted

Charged with participation in an unsanctioned mass event in Kurapaty (art. 23.34. The Pershamayski district court of Minsk on 16.03.2017 acquitted the journalist, judge Anastasia Papko)

24

16.03.2017

Administrative case, trial was not

Homel

Anatol Hatochyts

22.9

 

Charged with violation of the procedure of producing mass media products (art. 22.9) during the action in Rahachou on March 12, trial was not.

25

17.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Maladzechna

Sviatlana Tsishko

23.34

20 b.a.

Editor of the website Kraj.by charged with calling people to participate in an unsanctioned mass event, by an article on the website (art. 23.34), on March 23 fined for 20 b.a. (260 BYN).

26

18.03.2017

Detention

Barysau

Siarhei Kavaliou

n/a

n/a

Camera crew detained while covering a protest action.

27

18.03.2017

Detention

Barysau

Volha Chaychyts

n/a

n/a

Camera crew detained while covering a protest action.

28

18.03.2018

Detention

Vitebsk region

Siarhei Rusetski

n/a

n/a

Car twice detained by traffic police, the journalists were unable to get to Navapolatsk to cover an action.

29

18.03.2019

Detention

Vitebsk region

Uladzimir Luniou

n/a

n/a

Car twice detained by traffic police, the journalists were unable to get to Navapolatsk to cover an action.

30

18.03.2020

Detention

Vitebsk region

Alena Stsiapanava

n/a

n/a

Car twice detained by traffic police, the journalists were unable to get to Navapolatsk to cover an action.

31

18.03.2021

Detention

Rechytsa

Larysa Shchyrakova

n/a

n/a

Detained on the way to Mazyr

32

18.03.2022

Detention

Rechytsa

Kastus Zhukouski

n/a

n/a

Detained on the way to Mazyr

33

18.03.2023

Detention, equipment seized, fined

Kobryn

Milana Kharytonava

22.9, 23.4 

20 b.a., 5 b.a.

Camera crew detained after covering an action in Kobryn; fined for 20 b.a. (art. 22.9) and 5 b.a. (art. 23.4) on March 13. Equipment was damaged and cell phone broken, some items seized until trial.

34

18.03.2024

Detention, equipment seized, fined

Kobryn

Ales Liauchuk

22.9, 23.4 

50 b.a., 5 b.a.

Camera crew detained after covering an action in Kobryn; fined 50 b.a. (art. 22.9) and 5 b.a. (art. 23.4) on March 13. Equipment was damaged and cell phone broken, some items seized until trial.

35

22.03.2017

Detention

Dobrush

Kastus Zhukouski

n/a

n/a

Camera crew detained while reporting in Dobrush, taken to the police department for documents check, then released

36

22.03.2017

Detention

Dobrush

Andrei Tolchyn

n/a

n/a

Camera crew detained while reporting in Dobrush, taken to the police department for documents check, then released

37

22.03.2017

Detention, fine

Pinsk

Viktar Yarashuk

22.9

40 b.a.

Journalist detained, charged with art. 22.9 (violating the procedure for production and distribution of mass media products), fined for 40 b.a. (920 BYN).

38

22.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Liubou Luniova

n/a

n/a

Journalists were reporting from the Lenin district police department about the detention of an activist and politician Zmitser Dashkevich. The correspondents were detained, they gave explanations and were set free in an hour.

39

22.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Volha Davydava

n/a

n/a

Journalists were reporting from the Lenin district police department about the detention of an activist and politician Zmitser Dashkevich. The correspondents were detained, they gave explanations and were set free in an hour.

40

23.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Hanna Dus’

n/a

n/a

Journalists of Babruyski Courier were detained outside of the court where they intended to report on a trial; the journalists were taken to the prosecutor’s office for a talk, released in an hour

41

23.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Viktar Kachan

n/a

n/a

Journalists of Babruyski Courier were detained outside of the court where they intended to report on a trial; the journalists were taken to the prosecutor’s office for a talk, released in an hour

42

24.03.2017

Warned by the prosecutor’s office

Homel

Maryna Drabysheuskaya

n/a

warning

Warned by the prosecutor’s office against contribution to TV channel Belsat

43

24.03.2017

Warned by the prosecutor’s office

Homel

Maria Bulavinskaya

n/a

warning

Warned by the prosecutor’s office against contribution to TV channel Belsat

44

24.03.2017

Warned by the prosecutor’s office

Homel

Yauhen Merkis

 

warning

Warned by the prosecutor’s office against contribution to TV channel Belsat

45

24.03.2017

Warned by the prosecutor’s office

Homel

Siarjei Liapin

 

warning

Warned by the prosecutor’s office against contribution to TV channel Belsat

46

24.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Ales Zaleuski

n/a

n/a

Detained by police while making a report about gathering packs to detainees at the office of the Belarusian Green Party. Taken to the Maskouski district police department, released in an hour

47

24.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Halina Abakunchyk

n/a

n/a

Detained by police while making a report about gathering packs to detainees at the office of the Belarusian Green Party. Taken to the Maskouski district police department, released in an hour

48

24.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Kristina Berdynckikh

n/a

n/a

Detained by police while making a report about gathering packs to detainees at the office of the Belarusian Green Party. Taken to the Maskouski district police department, released in an hour

49

24.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Gulliver Cragg

n/a

n/a

Detained by police while making a report about gathering packs to detainees at the office of the Belarusian Green Party. Taken to the Maskouski district police department, released in an hour

50

24.03.2017

Detention, search, administrative proceedings, a fine

Polatsk

Victar Stukau

n/a

n/a

Member of the NGO "Belarusian Association of Journalists" was searched, accused of petty hooliganism (Art. 17.1  of CoAV ), a fine of 20 b. a. (460 rubles).

51

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Zinaida Tsimoshak

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Soviet district police department

52

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Ales Zaleuski

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

53

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Stanislau Ivashkevich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

54

25.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Minsk

Dzianis Ivashyn

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, left in pre-trial detetnion, Frunzenski district police department, sentenced to 5 days' arrest

55

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Anton Karliner

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

56

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Uladzimir Hrydzin

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Maskouski district police department

57

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Artsiom Shraibman

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Maskouski DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT

58

25.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Minsk

Aliaksandr Barazenka

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, left in pre-trial detention, Maskouski district police department, sentenced to 15 days arrest on March 27

59

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Liubou Luniova

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

60

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Dzmitry Buyanau

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

61

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Zakhar Shcharbakou

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

62

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Dmitry Karenka

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

63

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Iryna Kozlik

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department

64

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Daryja Putseyka

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

65

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Hanna Rybchynskaya

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department

66

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Andrei Liaukouski

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department

67

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Henadz Barbarych

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

68

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Iryna Arakhouskaya

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

69

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Artsiom Harbatsevich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department

70

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Volha Bykouskaya

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Pershamayski district police department

71

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Hanna Badzyaka

n/a

n/a

Detention at the office of HRC Vyasna before the action on march 25, released in 3 hours, Pershamayski district police department

72

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Tatsiana Haurylchyk

n/a

n/a

Detention at the office of HRC Vyasna before the action on march 25, released in 3 hours, Pershamayski district police department

73

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Maria Rode

n/a

n/a

Detention at the office of HRC Vyasna before the action on march 25, released in 3 hours, Pershamayski district police department

74

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Mikita Yarash

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

75

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Andrei Dubinin

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

76

25.03.2017

Detention

Homel

Alena Bychkova

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released

77

25.03.2017

Detention

Homel

Ivan Yaryvanovich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released

78

25.03.2017

Detention

Homel

Alena Hermanovich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released

79

25.03.2017

Detention, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.9

41 b.a.

Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel; fined for 41 b.a. for 22.9 (live stream from March 25 action) and 24. 6 (failure to appear in police on March 25 and on March 26 upon a police summons)

80

25.03.2017

Detention

Vitebsk

Volha Chaychyts

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released in three hours, fined on April 11 in absentia

81

25.03.2017

Detention

Vitebsk

Andrei Kozel

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released in three hours, fined on April 11, in absentia

82

25.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Vitebsk

Artsiom Sizintsau

23.34

10 days

Detention while covering action on March 25 in Vitebsk, sentenced to 10 days' arrest on March 27

83

25.03.2017

Beaten by police

Minsk

Volha Morva (France)

n/a

beating

Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk

84

25.03.2017

Beaten by police

Minsk

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava

n/a

beating

Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk

85

25.03.2017

Beaten by police

Minsk

Volha Davydava

n/a

beating

Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk

86

25.03.2017

Beaten by police

Minsk

Ihar Ilyash

n/a

beating

Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk

87

25.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Siarhei Kazlouski

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 25, released

88

25.03.2017

Administrative case, report sent for completion

Homel

Maria Bulavinskaya

22.9

 

Administrative report compiled under art. 22.9, trial awaited

89

27.03.2017

Searches, detention, arrest

Minsk

Maryna Kastylianchanka

23.34, 23.4

15 days

Flat , searched, detained for disobedience to police, charged with art. 23.4 (disobedience) and 23.34 (participation in an action on March 15), sentenced to 15 days' arrest

90

25.03.2017

Detention, administrative case, arrest

Minsk

Siarzhuk Kiyko

17.1

12

Detention while covering action on March 25, 12 days' arrest

91

26.03.2017

Detention, pre-trial detention, fine

Minsk

Aliaksandr Khaukin

23.34

25 b.a.

 

92

26.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Aliaksaei Minchonak

n/a

n/a

 

93

26.03.2017

Detention

Minsk

Ales Zaleuski

n/a

n/a

26.03.2017

94

26.03.2017

Detention, arrest

Minsk

Raman Pratasevich

17.1

10 days

Detention while covering action on March 26, sentenced to 10 days arrest on March 27

95

26.03.2017

Detention, Administrative arrest, not served yet

Vitebsk

Pavel Levinau

23.34

15 days

Detention while covering action on March 26, charges brought under art. 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Violations (CoAV), left in pre-trial detention, hospitalized, on April 17 sentenced in absentia to 15 days arrest, still in hospital

96

26.03.2017

Detention, Administrative case, arrest

Vitebsk

Kanstantsin Mardzvintsau

23.34

15 days

Detention while covering action on March 26, charges brought under art. 23.34 of CoAV, left in pre-trial detention, sentenced to 15 days arrest on March 27

97

26.03.2017

Detention, Administrative case, arrest

Vitebsk

Leanid Svetsik

23.34

15 days

Detention while covering action on March 26, charges brought under art. 23.34 of CoAV, left in pre-trial detention, sentenced to 15 days arrest on March 27

98

26.03.2017

Detention

Brest

Andrei Kukharchyk

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

99

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Byaroza

Tamara Shchapyotkina

22.сен

 

Administrative case open according to art. 22.9 of CoAV (contribution to foreign mass media without accreditation)

100

26.03.2017

Detention

Homel

Alena Hermanovich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

101

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Anatol Sanatsenka

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

102

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Aliaksandr Chuhuyeu

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

103

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Sviatlana Haloukina

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

104

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Dzmitry Suslau

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

105

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Andrei Shobin

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

106

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Viktar Masalovich

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released

107

26.03.2017

Detention

Babruysk

Dzianis Nosau

n/a

n/a

Detention while covering action on March 26. Released, a camera and flash-cards seized

108

26.03.2017

Detention, Administrative case

Orsha

Ihar Kazmerchak

23.34

25 b.a.

Detention while covering action on March 26, released, on April 5 fined according to art. 23.34 of CoAV allegedly participating in an action of protest on March 12 (he published articles about the action on website orsha.eu)

109

26.03.2017

Detention, administrative case, fine

Rechytsa

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.9

30 b.a.

Trial on 14.04.2017, fined 30 b.a. (690 BYN)

110

26.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.9

20 b.a.

Detained by traffic police near her home, charged with art. 22.9, on April 12, 2017 fined 20 b.a. (460 BYN)

111

26.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.9

20 b.a.

Detained by traffic police near her home, charged with art. 22.9, on April 12, 2017 fined 20 b.a. (460 BYN) (2nd report)

112

26.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.6

0.5 b.a

Administrative case under art. 24.6 (failure to appear to police upon a summons), on April 12, 2017 fined for 0.5 b.a. (11.5 BYN)

113

26.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

22.6

0.5 b.a

Administrative case under art. 24.6 (failure to appear to police upon a summons), on April 12, 2017 fined for 0.5 b.a. (11.5 BYN) (2nd report)

114

26.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

21.14

0.5 b.a

Administrative report for violation of the rules of maintenance of public amentities (art. 21.14 of CoAV), fine 0.5 b.a. (11.5 BYN).

115

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

15.47

 

Administartive report for violation of the rules of keeping domestic animals (art. 15.47 of CoAV), an administrstive commission will tackle the case

116

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

 

Administrative report art. 22.9

117

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

 

Administrative report art. 22.9

118

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

 

Administrative report art. 22.9

119

26.03.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.39

 

Administrative report for artbitrariness, unlawful appropriation of journalists' rights (art. 23.39 of CoAV), awating trial

120

29.03.2017

Administrative case

Barysau

Siarhei Kavaliou

22.9

 

Administrative report art. 22.9

121

31.03.2017

Search

Minsk

Belsat

trade mark case

seizure of equipment

Belsat office in Minsk searched, equipment seized

122

31.03.2017

Search

Minsk

Belsat

trade mark case

seizure of equipment

Another office of Belsat searched, equipment seized

123

31.03.2017

Detention, administrative case

Minsk

Aliaksandr Liubenchuk

17.1

25 b.a.

Detained during searches at Belsat office, released in the evening, charged with minor hooliganism art. 17.1, fined for 25 b.a.

124

07.04.2017

Seizure of equipment

Minsk

Aliaksandr Barazenka

trade mark case

seizure of equipment

Police stuck up label of Belsat to his camera and seized it, as if within the case of illegal use of the trade mark Belsat

125

07.04.2017

Administrative case, fine

Svetlahorsk

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

40 b.a.

Adminstrative report 22.9, o April 10, 2017 Svetlahorsk district court fined him 40 b.a. (920 BYN)

126

07.04.2017

Administrative case, fine

Svetlahorsk

Andrei Tolchyn

22.9

20 b.a.

Adminstrative report 22.9, o April 10, 2017 Svetlahorsk district court fined him 20 b.a. (460 BYN)

127

16.03.2017

Administrative case

Brest

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava

22.9

 

Administartive report 22.9, awaiting trial

128

19.03.2017

Administrative case, fine

Pinsk

Yauhen Merkis

22.9

40 b.a.

Adminstrative report 22.9, o April 10, 2017 Homel district court fined him 40 b.a. (920 BYN) for live-stream in Pinsk and for an interview in Mahilou

129

30.04.2017

Detention, administrative case, fine

Homel

Yauhen Merkis

23.34

5 b.a.

Detained April 30, not far from home,  charged by police with minor hoooliganism, left in pre-trial detetnion, on May 2 the Navabelitski district court of Homel sentenced him 5 b.a. (115 BYN).

130

01.05.2017

Detention

Homel

Maryna Drabysheuskaya

n/a

detention

Detained after covering May 1 action, released the same day.

131

01.05.2017

Detention, administrative case

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

 

 

Detained after covering May 1 action. Charged with art. 22.9 (illegal production of mass media products), awating trial

132

01.05.2017

Detention, administrative case, arrest

Brest

Zmitser Harbunou

23.4

14 days arrest

Detained after covering May 1 action. Charged with art. 22.4 (disobedience to police's demands), on May 3 sentenced to 10 days' arrest.

133

05.05.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Yauhen Merkis

22.9

40 b.a.

Charged with art. 22.9 (illegal production of mass media products), on May 5 fined for 40 b.a. (920 BYN).

134

06.05.2017

Administrative case, fine

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

30 b.a.

Charged with art. 22.9 (illegal production of mass media products), on May 6 fined for 30 b.a. (690 BYN).

135

06.05.2017

Administrative case, fine

Minsk

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava

22.9

45 b.a.

Charged with art. 22.9 (illegal production of mass media products), on May 6 fined for 45 b.a. (1035 BYN).

136

10.05.2017

Detention

Buda-Kashaliova, Homel region

Kastus Zhukouski

n/a

restriction on the freedom of movement

For two hours, the police blocked the journalist's car - he had arived to make a report in the city. Then the block was removed, no reports made.

137

12.05.2017

Administrative case, fine

Dziarzhynsk

Volha Chaychyts

22.9

40 b.a.

The shooting team was detained on March 18, charged with art. 22.9 (illegal production of mass media products), on May 12 fined for 40 b.a. (920 BYN).

138

19.05.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Hlybokaye

 

Znitser Lupach

 

 

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on May 20, fined 30 basic amounts (690 BYN) by court.

139

19.05.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Hlybokaye

 

Tatsiana Smotkina

 

 

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on May 20, fined 25 basic amounts (575 BYN) by court.

140

22.05.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Vitebsk

 

Siarhei Rusetsky

 

 

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on May 22, fined 20 basic amounts (460 BYN) by court.

141

22.05.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Hrodna

 

Pavel Mazheika

 

 

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on May 23, fined 25 basic amounts (575 BYN) by court.

142

30.06.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Mahiliou

 

Uladzimir Laptsevich

 

 

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on May 23, fined 45 basic amounts (1035 BYN) by court.

143

10.07.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Svetlahorsk

 

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

50 b.a.

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on July 10, fined 50 basic amounts (1150 BYN) by court.

144

06. 06. 2017

Administrative case, a fine

Mazyr

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

50 b.a.

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on June 6, fined 50 basic amounts (1150 BYN) by court.

145

15. 06. 2017

Administrative case, a fine

Novaya Guta border point

Kastus Zhukouski

23.32

50 b.a.

Head of the customs' office Vasil Chaykouski found Kastus Zhukouski guilty of unlawful photographing of the border point and fined him according to art. 23.32 to 50 b.a. (1150 BYN).

146

11. 07. 2017

Administrative case, a fine

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

22.9

50 b.a.

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on July 11, fined by the Svetlahorski district court to 50 basic amounts (1150 BYN) by court.

147

21.07.2017

Administrative case

Minsk

Aliaksandr Barazenka

9.21

 

The Pershamaiski district court drew up a report against the cameraman for Belsat, accusing him of "violation of copyright and related rights of CoAv".

148

21.07.2017

Violent detention, administrative case, a fine

Homel

Kastus Zhukouski

 

21 b.a., deprivation of driving license

Traffic wardens detained Kastus Zhukouski not far from court building during a break in between court proceedings (a trial over blogger Philiovich); attached the blogger with hyndcuffs to a tree. Fined to 21 b.a. (483 BYN) for disobedience to police and insults, deprived of driving license.

149

24.07.2017

Administrative case

Homel

Larysa Shchyrakova

 

22.9

Administrative report compiled against the journalist for contribution to foreign mass media without accreditation (art. 22.9)

150

27.07.2017

Administrative case

Lida

Stanislau Ivashkevich

 

 

Administrative report compiled against the journalist for contribution to foreign mass media without accreditation (art. 22.9)

151

04.08.2017

Administrative case, a fine

Buda-Kashaliova

Kastus Zhukouski

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), on August 10, fined 35 basic amounts (805 BYN) by Buda-Kashaliova district court.

152

08.08.2017

Attack

Zialonyia Luki, Homiel region

Kastus Zhukouski

 

 

Freelance journalists Kastus Zhukouski and Andrei Tolchyn were attacked by an unknown person in plain clothes with a garden sprayer near a pig breeding complex close to Zialonyia Luki village in Homiel region. The attacker sprayed the journalists with the unknown liquid that caused burns. Police made a report on administrative offense in relation to the attacker.

 153

08.08.2017

 

Attack

 

Zialonyia Luki, Homiel region

Andrei Tolchyn

 

 

Freelance journalists Kastus Zhukouski and Andrei Tolchyn were attacked by an unknown person in plain clothes with a garden sprayer near a pig breeding complex close to Zialonyia Luki village in Homiel region. The attacker sprayed the journalists with the unknown liquid that caused burns. Police made a report on administrative offense in relation to the attacker.

 154

12.08.2017

 

Administrative case, a fine

Minsk

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), fined 50 basic amounts (1150 BYN) by the Central city district court of Minsk.

 155

12.08.2017

Administrative case, a fine

Minsk

Maryia Artsybashava

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), fined 35 basic amounts (805 BYN) by the Central city district court of Minsk.

156

12.08.2017

Administrative case, a fine

Minsk

Ales Silich

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), fined 35 basic amounts (805 BYN) by the Central city district court of Minsk.

157

12.08.2017

Administrative case, a fine

Minsk

Siarhei Kavalou

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code), fined 50 basic amounts (1150 BYN) by the Central city district court of Minsk.

158

 

25.08.2017

 

Administrative case

Mahilou

Alina Skrebunova

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code) was made by police from Kastrychnitski city district department of internal affairs in Mahilou. The journalist was accused for the alleged production of ‘Belsat’ TV report.

159

08.09.2017

Administrative case

Homiel

Maryna Drabysheuskaya

 

22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist covered a meeting with the Noble Prize winner Sviatlana Aleksiyevich

160 08.09.2017 Administrative case

Homiel

Maryna Drabysheuskaya   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code).

161 18.09.2017 Administrative case Dobrush Kastus Zhukouski   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code).

162 18.09.2017 Administrative case Zhlobin Kastus Zhukouski   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code).

163 18.09.2017 Administrative case, fine Homiel Kastus Zhukouski   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was found guilty by court and fined 50 base amounts (1150 BYN) on 03.10.2017.

164 04.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Homiel Larysa Shchyrakova   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 35 base amounts (805 BYN) by Homiel City Court on October 4, 2017.

165 18.09.2017 Administrative case Homiel Larysa Shchyrakova   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The case was considered by Chyhunachny City District Court of Homiel on October 4, 2017. Consequently, the case was returned for revision to the Department of Internal Affairs at Homiel Regional Executive Committee.

166 03.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Lubou Luniova   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 30 base amounts (690 BYN) by court on 03.10.2017.

167 03.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Zmitsier Krauchuk   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 30 base amounts (690 BYN) by court on 03.10.2017.

168 27.09.2017 Administrative case, fine Petrykau Kastus Zhukouski   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 40 base amounts (920 BYN) by Petrykau District Court on 27.09.2017.

169 27.09.2017 Administrative case, fine Petrykau Andrei Tolchyn   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 40 base amounts (920 BYN) by Petrykau District Court on 27.09.2017.

170 06.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Hlybokaye Zmitsier Lupach   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 30 base amounts (690 BYN) by Hlybokaye District Court.

171 10.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Aliaksandr Barazenka   9.21 The Piershamayski City District Court of Minsk found the journalist guilty of breaking article 9.21 of Belarus Code on Administrative Offenses for the alleged biolation of copyright for the ‘Belsat’ trademark. The court fined the journalist 40 base amounts (920 BYN). Moreover, it was ruled to seize all technical equipment that had been taken from Barazenka and the TV-channel offices in March 2017.
172

04.10.2017

Administrative case, fine Petrykau Larysa Shchyrakova   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). Petrykau District Court found the journalist guilty of producing video footage of a visit, paid by the Noble Prize winner Sviatlana Aleksiyevich to her native village of Kapatkievichy, and fined her 30 base amounts (690 BYN).

173 14.10.2017 Arbitrary detention, physical assault in the police department Minsk Iryna Arakhouskaya    

The riot police intruded into the ‘210 METROV’ open space premises during a concert there. Reportedly, all people were forced to lie down on the floor. Some of them were beaten hard. The journalist was attacked by police for holding a mobile phone in her hand. Consequently, she was arbitrarily detained and physically attacked again in the police department.

174 19.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Homiel Larysa Shchyrakova   23.34

The journalist was fined 25 base amounts (575 BYN) for the alleged unsanctioned picketing (article 23.34, part 3 of Belarus Code on Administrative Offenses). The judge considered a plaque with the words 'I'm an unrighteous journalist' on the journalist’s breast as a sign of illegal protest action.

175 20.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Valeria Ulasik     22.9 Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 30 base amounts (690 BYN) by Leninsky City District Court of Minsk. 
176 30.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Volha Chaichyts   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 45 base amounts (1035 BYN) by Kastrychnitski City District Court of Minsk.

177 30.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Andrei Koziel   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 45 base amounts (1035 BYN) by Kastrychnitski City District Court of Minsk. 

178 30.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Hanna Aziemsha   22.9

Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 25 base amounts (575 BYN) by Kastrychnitski City District Court of Minsk.

179 30.10.2017 Administrative case, fine Minsk Aliaksandr Barazienka   22.9 Administrative report for contribution to foreign media without accreditation (Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code). The journalist was fined 25 base amounts (575 BYN) by Kastrychnitski City District Court of Minsk. 
               
               
               

 

* CoAV

Code of Administrative Violations

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 22.9

Illegal production and/or distribution of mass media products

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 23.34

Violating the procedure for organizing or holding a mass event

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 17. 1

Minor hooliganism

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 23.4

Disobedience to police’s demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 23.32

Violation of the regime on border points of the Republic of Belarus

 

 

 

 

 

 

art. 9.21

Violation of copyright and related rights, industrial propriety rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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