Three Days Arrest for the Photo in Vitebsk
Judge Alena Tsyhankova ruled to punish the passer-by who had joined the photo session in Vitebsk with three days’ arrest – exactly the time he had spent in pre-trial detention.
Two More Fines for Photo for Free Speech
On December 1, two more people photographed on November 5 in Vitsebk were fined under charges of violating the procedure of holding mass events.
Free Speech Photo Ends with Fines for an Unsanctioned Action
Today three participants of the photo session in Vitebsk were fined for holding an unauthorized mass event.
Open Letter of BAJ and EFJ against Prosecution of Our Colleagues in Vitebsk
Before November 5, the day of the international campaign Stand Up For Journalism, a team of BAJ members from Vitebsk took a photo at the background of a famous graffiti in Vitebsk – the image of paper-cut birds flying out of cage. This was a symbolic action to join the international campaign of the EFJ and the campaign of BAJ in support of journalists prosecuted for their professional activities.
BAJ Activists Stand Up for Journalism
Join the Belarusian Stand up for Journalism campaign online and offline! We stand up for the rights of our persecuted colleagues Ales Dzianisau, Andrei Mialeshka, Ales Zaleuski, Maryna Mauchanava, Ales Burakou, Mikhail Arshynski, Alina Litvinchuk, Vital Siamashka, Yury Dziashuk, Yauhien Skrabiets, Mikalai Bianko, Yuliya Siviets, Sviatlana Stsiapanava, Alena Stsiapanava, Maksim Khliabiets, and a broad number of other journalists, either fined or officially warned for their professional activity.