Convicted journalist Ihar Losik summoned to Baranavichy court
RFE/RL journalist Ihar Losik was detained on 25 June 2020 and is now serving a 15-year sentence. He has recently been summoned to Baranavichy District Court hearing in March for the consideration of the debt recovery case.
Imprisoned journalist Dzianis Ivashyn’s location unknown
Dzianis’ family believes he was transferred back to Hrodna pre-trial detention facility, but they have no information as to why it could happen.
BAJ joined the action in memory of journalists who died in the war in Ukraine
On February 24 in Brussels, representatives of various international organizations were photographed with posters bearing the names of journalists killed in the war in Ukraine.
Journalist Alexander Ivulin is free!
As Tribuna.com reports, Tribuna journalist Alexander Ivulin has been free since February 17. He has already left Belarus.
IFJ suspends Russian union
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today suspended the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) from membership following a vote of the Federation’s global Executive Committee.
Ex-press.by texts declared extremist
Viasna HRC reported that the prosecutor of the Barysau District filed a petition to the court to recognize the information products posted on the ex-press.by website as extremist.
Another verdict for media worker: Yury Hladchuk handed 2.5-year sentence
Yury Hladchuk, a special projects editor at Avtobiznes portal, was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment, a source reported to Novy Chas. At the end of February, Minsk City Court will consider the appeal against the verdict.
Propaganda and desinformation in Belarus
Intex-Press reporter detained after interrogation
An Intex-Press Publishing House staff member was detained for 72 hours.
“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.