Prosecutor General's Office set to declare Belarusian Investigative Center extremist organization
Viasna Human Rights Center reports that Prosecutor General Andrei Shved lodged a legal application to the Supreme Court requesting to recognize the Belarusian Investigative Center as an extremist organization and ban its activities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
Malanka Media recognized as "extremist formation"
The Belarusian authorities recognized the Malanka Media project as an extremist formation. The ruling was made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on February 15.
Law enforcers raid and seize equipment at Intex-Press office
Today law enforcement officers came to the Intex-Press publishing house and seized digital equipment.
Convicted BelaPAN ex-director works in prison sewing shop
This is reported by the Pozirk Telegram channel.
Supreme Court dismissed Siarhei Satsuk’s appeal
Siarhei Satsuk will serve 8 years in prison – the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the first-instance court. He will shortly be transferred to a correctional facility.
Special council to train journalists to be created at BSU
A special council uniting the heads of the state-run mass media will be created at the Belarusian State University, BelTA reports. They will supervise the training of journalists at the educational institution, Aliaksandr Lukashenka stated at a meeting with research and teaching staff on 9 February.
Prosecution requests 12-year sentence for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski
On January 9, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk started to hear the closing arguments in Viasna trial. The prosecution is seeking to sentence the Nobel Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski to 12 years in a penal colony.
Journalist Andrzej Poczobut sentenced to 8 years in prison
Today, February 8, Hrodna Regional Court Judge Dzmitry Bubenchyk sentenced journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut to eight years of imprisonment.
8 years in prison. Andrzej Poczobut’s conviction is revenge for dissent, says BAJ and demands the journalist’s release
On 8 February, Hrodna Regional Court sentenced Andrzej Poczobut, a prominent Belarusian journalist, publicist, and member of the Union of Poles in Belarus, to eight years in prison. Poczobut was found guilty of encouraging actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus and inciting ethnic hostility.
BAJ nominates National Union of Journalists of Ukraine for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Last year, the Belarusian Association of Journalists won the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. 46 countries, as well as many journalistic organizations globally, nominated BAJ for this award. Among them was the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, BAJ’s close partner.