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03.09.2015

Five Years Ago Aleh Byabenin Died

Aleh Byabenin died in suspicious circumstances. On 3 September 2010, he was found by his brother and his friends hanging from the stairway of his country house outside of Minsk.

26.08.2015

Yauhen Vaskovich Released

On August 22, Aliaksandr Lukashenka released six political prisoners, including BAJ member Yauhen Vaskovich.

21.08.2015

Two Journalists Fined in Hrodna

On August 19, journalists Ales Kirkevich and Ales Dzianisau were found guilty of violating art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code and fined 25 basic amounts each (4.5 million rubles).

16.08.2015

Mass Media Week in Belarus Info-posting July 27 – August 16, 2015

The reporting period was marked by intensive correspondence with executive and judicial institutions who were telling they could not help prosecuting freelance journalists under article 22.9, did not want to do anything to state monopolists, did not want to provide information to independent press; luckily, police in Mahilow do not know how to draw up documents correctly, through which two cases against journalists were closed.

05.08.2015

Hazeta Slonimskaya Faces Trial for Insulting the President

According to article 23.33 of the Administrative Code,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles, more than 5,000 eur).

28.07.2015

Journalist Fined in Hlybokaye

Tatsiana Smotkina was fined for 4.5 million rubles under art. 22.9 (illegal production and distribution of mass media products).

26.07.2015

Mass Media Week in Belarus Info-posting July 20 – 26, 2015

The sum of fines imposed on journalists under art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code already reached 137 million rubles, which is over 8000 euro.