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

22.03.2017 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 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, awaiting trial 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, awaiting trial.
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 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Zinaida Tsimoshak n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Soviet district police department
51 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Stanislau Ivashkevich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
52 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
53 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Anton Karliner n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
54 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Uladzimir Hrydzin n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Maskouski district police department
55 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Artsiom Shraibman n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Maskouski DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT
56 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
57 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Liubou Luniova n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
58 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Dzmitry Buyanau n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
59 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Zakhar Shcharbakou n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
60 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Dmitry Karenka n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
61 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Iryna Kozlik n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department
62 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Daryja Putseyka n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
63 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Hanna Rybchynskaya n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department
64 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Andrei Liaukouski n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodksi district police department
65 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Henadz Barbarych n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
66 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Iryna Arakhouskaya n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
67 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Artsiom Harbatsevich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Zavodski district police department
68 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Volha Bykouskaya n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released, Pershamayski district police department
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Mikita Yarash n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
73 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Andrei Dubinin n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
74 25.03.2017 Detention Homel Alena Bychkova n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released
75 25.03.2017 Detention Homel Ivan Yaryvanovich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released
76 25.03.2017 Detention Homel Alena Hermanovich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25 in Homel, released
77 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)
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 25.03.2017 Beaten by police Minsk Katsiaryna Bakhvalava n/a beating Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk
83 25.03.2017 Beaten by police Minsk Volha Davydava n/a beating Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk
84 25.03.2017 Beaten by police Minsk Ihar Ilyash n/a beating Beaten by police while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk
85 25.03.2017 Detention Minsk Siarhei Kazlouski n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 25, released
86 25.03.2017 Detention, Beaten by police Minsk Filip Warwick (Britain) n/a beating Detained while covering the action on March 25 in Minsk, was handcuffed, was not allowed to contact the embassy, beaten on the face; spent over 6 hours at the police department, then set free; NOTE it's been established he was not on assignment and not accredited
87 25.03.2017 Administrative case, report sent for completion Homel Maria Bulavinskaya 22.9   Administrative report compiled under art. 22.9, trial awaited
88 25.03.2017 Detention, administrative case, arrest Minsk Siarzhuk Kiyko 17.1 12 Detention while covering action on March 25, 12 days' arrest
89 25.03.2017 Detention, very brief Minsk Ales Zaleuski n/a n/a Detained while gooing by protest action on March 25, released straightaway
90 26.03.2017 Detention, pre-trial detention, fine Minsk Aliaksandr Khaukin 23.34 25 b.a. Detained during an action on March 26, on March 27 by Lenin district court fined to 25 b.a. (575 BYN)
91 26.03.2017 Detention Minsk Aliaksaei Minchonak n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
92 26.03.2017 Detention Minsk Ales Zaleuski n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 26.03.2017 Detention Brest Andrei Kukharchyk n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
98 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)
99 26.03.2017 Detention Homel Alena Hermanovich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
100 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Anatol Sanatsenka n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
101 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Aliaksandr Chuhuyeu n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
102 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Sviatlana Haloukina n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
103 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Dzmitry Suslau n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
104 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Andrei Shobin n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
105 26.03.2017 Detention Babruysk Viktar Masalovich n/a n/a Detention while covering action on March 26. Released
106 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
107 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)
108 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
109 27.03.2017 Searches, detention, fine Polatsk Viktar Stukau 17.1 20 b.a. BAJ member had his flat searched on March 24 and was detained; on March 27 fined for 20 basic amounts; now he is free
110 11.04.2017 Summons, administrative case Vitebsk Siarhei Rusetski 22.9   Summoned to police under charges of 23.34 for March 25, testified that he acted as journalist, the case closed, another case open under 22.9
111 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)
112 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)
113 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)
114 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)
115 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)
116 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).
117 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
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 22.9   Administrative report art. 22.9
120 26.03.2017 Administrative case Homel Kastus Zhukouski 22.9   Administrative report art. 22.9
121 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
122 29.03.2017 Administrative case Barysau Siarhei Kavaliou 22.9   Administrative report art. 22.9
123 31.03.2017 Search Minsk Belsat trade mark case seizure of equipment Belsat office in Minsk searched, equipment seized
124 31.03.2017 Search Minsk Belsat trade mark case seizure of equipment Another office of Belsat searched, equipment seized
125 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.
126 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
127 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)
128 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)
129 16.03.2017 Administrative case Brest Katsiaryna Bakhvalava 22.9   Administartive report 22.9, awaiting trial
130 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
131 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).
132 01.05.2017 Detention Homel Maryna Drabysheuskaya n/a detention Detained after covering May 1 action, released the same day.
133 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
134 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.
135 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).
136 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).
137 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).
138 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.
139 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).
               
               
  * 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          

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