EFJ and BAJ demand the release of Sergei Satsuk, sentenced to 8 years in prison
A court in Minsk sentenced investigative journalist Sergei Satsuk to eight years in prison on Wednesday. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its affiliate the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) denounce this illegitimate conviction and demand his immediate release.
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.