Belarusian journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva, a correspondent with the Poland-based independent broadcaster Belsat TV, has been sentenced on July 13 to eight years in prison for alleged treason charges. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) denounces this parody of justice and calls on the authorities in Belarus to stop harassing and prosecuting media workers, and release all journalists imprisoned for their work.
Journalist Katsiaryna Andrejeva was found guilty of “treason against the state” and sentenced to eight years in jail, reports the Human Rights Center “Viasna”. The trial was held in the Homel Regional Court in camera.
BPN informs that the trial in the "BelaPAN case" has been suspended for at least two months.
Pro-government Telegram channels report that Dev By Media director Vital Andras is under criminal investigation.
MINSK -- A well-known Belarusian blogger and Wikipedia author, Mark Bernshteyn, has been handed a parole-like sentence after being found guilty of organizing and preparing activities that disrupt social order, a charge he has rejected.
on June 23, a Belarusian journalist in the southeastern city of Homel. Iryna Slaunikava, went on trial on charges of leading an extremist group and organizing activities that disrupt social order. The charges also stemmed from her taking part in mass protests that were sparked by the disputed presidential election.