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The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova to 3.5 years in prison for allegedly discrediting the country and facilitating extremism.


Court sentences Larysa Shchyrakova to 3.5 years in prison

On August 31, Homel Regional Court announced the sentence of former journalist and local historian Larysa Shchyrakova – 3.5 years in prison. Shchyrakova was accused of “discrediting the Republic of Belarus” and “promoting extremist activities”.


Nasha Niva chief editor released from prison

Today, a new post appeared on Yahor Martsinovich’s Facebook page.


Kanstantsin Zalatykh, Belorusy i Rynok director, transferred to Navapolatsk correctional facility

Kanstantsin Zalatykh, the ex-director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper, was sent to Navapolatsk Correctional Facility on July 21. This happened after the dismissal of his appeal by the Supreme Court.


Andrzej Poczobut awarded Jan Karski Mission Medal

Journalist Andrzej Poczobut, sentenced to 8 years in prison, has been awarded the Polish Jan Karski Mission Medal, reports Belsat.


Andrei Skurko, head of Nasha Niva's advertising and marketing department, released from prison

"What a happy day!" his wife Paulina wrote on Facebook today.


Journalist Andrzej Poczobut to spend next six months in SHU

The journalist and activist for the minority Polish community in Belarus will spend the fall and most of the winter in a secure housing unit.


Belarusian journalist denied new passport at Belarusian embassy in Germany

Currently, Iryna Makavetskaya, an ex-independent journalist from Homel, resides in Germany. She faced difficulties in acquiring a new passport from the Belarusian embassy. The embassy conveyed to her that the passport issuance is only possible in Belarus and not outside the country.


Pressball: “Financial hardships related to the closure of the website caused the failure of Lisichkin’s heart”

The Pressball newspaper published an obituary for their editor-in-chief, Siarhei Lisichkin, who passed away on August 11. He was 54 years of age.