The Belarusian Association of Journalists was informed that on 31 January, the final indictment was brought against Kanstantsin Zalatykh, director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper. He has been in custody for eight months now. As lawyers of political prisoners are bound by strict conditions on non-disclosure pledges, they refrain from any comments.
List of “extremist” content updated: Ukrainian TV channel, film about Pavel Sharamet, popular pranker’s pages
The Ministry of Information updated the Republican Extremist Content List. New media from Belarus and Ukraine and certain video content were declared extremist.
Relatives of convicted videographer Ivan Murauyou were informed about the designated facility in which he is going to serve his sentence.
January 24, the State Security Committee included the volkovysk.by site and affiliated social media pages in the list of extremist formations.
Hrodna journalist and public figure Pavel Mazheika’s detention term ended on 31 January but was extended for another month. It has been six months since he is behind bars.
The cameraman “disappeared” on 20 January after making some payments at the post office. He never appeared for his following appointment.
RFE/RL Belarus reports that Ihar Losik, convicted in December 2021 to 15 years of imprisonment, received official permission to correspond with his wife Daria Losik, who is also in custody since 18 October 2022. Before the sentence was passed on to Daria, they were not allowed to exchange letters.
BYSOL Fund that is created to support the people persecuted by the Belarusian regime will hold a charity raffle dedicated to the 45th birthday of Andrei Aliaksandrau, a convicted journalist. Participants will compete for a t-shirt from the Liverpool football club, of which the political prisoner has been a big fan.
In his letters, Siarhei Satsuk, editor of the Ezhednevnik newspaper, complains that the administration of the remand prison in Mahiliou, where he stays awaiting the consideration of his appeal, refuses to give him the necessary heart medication. As a result, his heart “is out of whack”.
Some details became known to BAJ regarding the detention of cameraman Pavel Padabed who “disappeared” under mysterious circumstances on 20 January.