“Trivial revenge and desire to demonstrate their control.” Yan Rudzik comments on trial
A court hearing in the case of the Nexta bloggers Stsiapan Putsila and Yan Rudzik has been scheduled at Minsk Regional Court on 16 February. They will be tried in absentia under the so-called “special proceedings”. Raman Pratasevich is also expected to attend, but his legal status – defendant or witness – has not been disclosed.
Zerkalo.io TikTok page declared extremist
According to Reform.by, the Ministry of Information added new items to the national list of extremist resources.
Prosecutor General's Office set to declare Belarusian Investigative Center extremist organization
Viasna Human Rights Center reports that Prosecutor General Andrei Shved lodged a legal application to the Supreme Court requesting to recognize the Belarusian Investigative Center as an extremist organization and ban its activities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
Malanka Media recognized as "extremist formation"
The Belarusian authorities recognized the Malanka Media project as an extremist formation. The ruling was made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on February 15.
Law enforcers raid and seize equipment at Intex-Press office
Today law enforcement officers came to the Intex-Press publishing house and seized digital equipment.
Convicted BelaPAN ex-director works in prison sewing shop
This is reported by the Pozirk Telegram channel.
Supreme Court dismissed Siarhei Satsuk’s appeal
Siarhei Satsuk will serve 8 years in prison – the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the first-instance court. He will shortly be transferred to a correctional facility.
Special council to train journalists to be created at BSU
A special council uniting the heads of the state-run mass media will be created at the Belarusian State University, BelTA reports. They will supervise the training of journalists at the educational institution, Aliaksandr Lukashenka stated at a meeting with research and teaching staff on 9 February.
Prosecution requests 12-year sentence for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski
On January 9, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk started to hear the closing arguments in Viasna trial. The prosecution is seeking to sentence the Nobel Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski to 12 years in a penal colony.
Journalist Andrzej Poczobut sentenced to 8 years in prison
Today, February 8, Hrodna Regional Court Judge Dzmitry Bubenchyk sentenced journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut to eight years of imprisonment.