“We are waiting for this nightmare to end.” Human rights activist Sudalenka spends his birthday behind bars
The well-known human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka has been kept in custody for 248 days. He marks his 55th anniversary in the court hearing. The authorities treated his legal and financial assistance to people as “organization and financing of public disorder acts”.
Nasha Niva journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya spent a month under arrest in a temporary detention center. During the time, she managed to catch several illnesses and witness the ongoing torture used against political detainees.
In autumn 1995, 38 Belarusian professionals founded the organization that has protected and promoted the interests of journalists in Belarus for the next quarter of a century.
Media manager and journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau's arrest was prolonged for two months - until November 12.
Ihar Ilyash, the husband of Katsiaryna Andreyeva, told "Radio Svaboda" that the sentence of political prisoners Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova was commuted based on the new law amendments.
According to the team, a judge of the Centraĺny District Court in Minsk found Mr. Masloŭski guilty of distributing extremist material, an offense penalized by the Civil Offenses Code’s Article 19.11. Mr. Masloŭski was arrested on September 6.
Press Club Belarus founder Julija Sluckaja has been announced the winner of the 2021 World Press Freedom Hero award. Awarded by the International Press Institute (IPI), the World Press Freedom Hero award honors journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of great personal risk.
Police raided the Minsk home of former TV and radio presenter Kaciaryna Pytlieva, tearing the apartment apart in what looked like an act of retaliation.
Minsk, 7 September. Access to the Media-Polesye online news publication has been blocked by decision of the Brest Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Tuesday.
Minsk, 7 September. BelaPAN Director General Iryna Lieŭšyna and Dzmitryj Navažylaŭ, the news agency’s former director general, have been formally charged with tax evasion under Part Two of the Criminal Code’s Article 243, a source with knowledge of the matter told BelaPAN.