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BAJ Chair to be questioned tomorrow in case of harm to national security 15.12.2020

BAJ Chair to be questioned tomorrow in case of harm to national security

On December 16, BAJ chairman Andrei Bastunets will have to come to the Central office of the Investigative Committee of Belarus for interrogation.

15.12.2020

Number of journalists jailed worldwide hits record amid unrest, pandemic

At least 274 journalists imprisoned globally despite COVID-19 risks in jail.

14.12.2020

Three journalists detained in Minsk on December 13

Belsat reporter Stas Ivashkevich, photographer Henadz Veratsinski, and Onliner editor Mikalai Hradziushka were detained in Minsk on December 13.

11.12.2020

On Human Rights Day, NGOs call for accountability and an end to the crackdown in Belarus

In light of recent findings on Belarus by both the OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, organisations express concern about ongoing abuses carried out by agents and supporters of the government of President Alexander Lukashenko and call for immediate investigations and redress.

RSF’s 15 recommendations for ending the four-month-old crackdown on press freedom in Belarus 11.12.2020

RSF’s 15 recommendations for ending the four-month-old crackdown on press freedom in Belarus

After nearly 450 press freedom violations registered in Belarus in the past four months, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is recommending 15 ways to end what is an unprecedented crackdown on the media in a European country.

07.12.2020

Investigative Committee summons all Nasha Niva staff for questioning

Investigative Committee has summoned all 20 employees of Nasha Niva for questioning,   NN chief editor Yahor Martsinovich posted on his Facebook page. Martsinovich is a suspect under Article 188 of the Criminal Code (defamation).

Four journalists detained on Sunday. Two were not released and are to be tried 30.11.2020

Four journalists detained on Sunday. Two were not released and are to be tried

On Sunday, November 29, police detained journalists in Minsk and Brest during the coverage and after the protests.

Nine journalists targeted by criminal investigation 23.11.2020

Nine journalists targeted by criminal investigation

Six journalists are targeted by criminal investigation under Article 342 part 1 of the Criminal Code "organizing and preparing activities that seriously breach public order". They face punishment from a fine to three years of imprisonment. Another three journalists are suspects in other criminal cases. This is unprecedented pressure on journalists.

Daria Chultsova remains in custody. Assumable, a criminal charges 23.11.2020

Daria Chultsova remains in custody. Assumable, a criminal charges

Belsat camerawoman Daria Chultsova was not released after 7 days of arrest. On November 15, she worked with another Belsat journalist, Katsyaryna Andreeva, streaming from "Square of Changes". They were detained and judged together on the same day. Both were given 7 days of arrest.