Political prisoners Maryna Zolatava and Liudmila Chekina added to the “terrorist list”

The State Security Committee updated the list of “persons involved in terrorist activities.” Now it includes imprisoned TUT.BY journalists: editor-in-chief Maryna Zolatava and media outlet’s CEO Liudmila Chekina.


TUT.BY journalists Volha Loika and Alena Talkachova added to “terrorist list”

Former TUT.BY journalists Volha Loika and Alena Talkachova are included by the State Security Committee (KGB) in the list of “persons involved in terrorist activities.” Their names appeared in the latest version of the list dated October 11 and published on the KGB website.


Several state radio hosts fired in Homel over support of protesters

Homel City Radio has fired several radio hosts over allegedly supporting the 2020 protesters. The day before, their names appeared in a post on a pro-government Telegram channel.


Belarusian journalists detained, forced to make ‘confession’ videos

Paris, October 12, 2022—Belarusian authorities are continuing their crackdown on the country’s independent media with a spate of fresh arrests and detentions of several journalists.


UN experts call for immediate release of jailed Nobel winner and other rights defenders in Belarus

GENEVA (10 October 2022) - UN experts* today reiterated calls for the release of Ales Bialiatski after the Nobel Committee’s decision to symbolically award him the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for his fearless work promoting human rights in Belarus.


Police-affiliated Telegram channel published video of detained journalists Aliaksandr Lychauka and Sniazhana Inanets

The Svodki tsentra Telegram channel, affiliated with the law enforcers, published a video of detained journalists Aliaksandr Lychauka and Sniazhana Inanets.


Ales Bialiatski becomes Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Human rights activist and political prisoner Ales Bialiatski has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was also awarded to the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties.


CPJ condemns Belarus ‘witch hunt’ after three BelaPAN journalists sentenced to lengthy prison terms

Belarusian authorities must immediately release Andrei Aliaksandrau, Dzmitry Navazhylau, and Iryna Leushyna, three former and current employees of independent Belarusian news agency BelaPAN who were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 4 to 14 years on various charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.


BAJ statement: Verdicts in the “BelaPAN case” are revenge for professional activity and position

The Minsk Regional Court sentenced journalists of the oldest independent news agency BelaPAN to long terms of imprisonment.