Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist criminally charged in Belarus

Henadz Mazheyka, a journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has been charged with two articles of the Criminal Code: inciting social hatred or discord and insulting a government official. Henadz is in the Zhodzina pre-trial detention center quarantined for coronavirus, he cannot be visited by lawyers and relatives, care packages are not allowed.


Authorities asked to restore access to website of Russian newspaper’s Belarusian edition

Minsk, 7 October. The Belarusian information ministry announced on Thursday that it would consider a request for restoring access to, the website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. 


Fresh criminal case opened against ТУТ.бай journalists, executives

The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a fresh criminal case against journalists and executives with ТУТ.бай, once the country’s largest independent news outlet that was crushed by the authorities earlier this year.


No release for Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist after initial 72-hour detention

Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, was not released after the expiry of his initial 72-hour detention on October 5. 


Editorial office of regional newspaper "Hantsavitski chas" searched

The editorial office of the Hantsavitski chas newspaper has been searched, devices have been seized. The office survived searches in July 2021 and December 2020.


Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist’s arrest cannot be supported if related to his work, Kremlin spokesperson says

If the arrest of Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist Hienadź Mažejka is related to his professional activities, “undoubtedly, such actions cannot be approved of,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on Monday. 


Authorities extend detention of sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin

Aliaksandr Ivulin, a journalist with the now-blacklisted sports news website and soccer player, has had his pretrial detention extended again, the unregistered Viasna Human Rights Center reported on Monday.


Russian Union of Journalists demands release of Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist in Belarus

  Newspaper reports arrest of its journalist who wrote article about deadly KGB raid


Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda to send its envoy to Minsk following arrest of its journalist

Komsomolskaya Pravda will send its envoy to Minsk on October 4 in connection with the arrest of its journalist Hienadź Mažejka, the Russian newspaper reported with reference to its editor in chief, Vladimir Sungorkin. 


Editor in chief of Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda describes situation regarding its Belarus version as arbitrariness

 Vladimir Sungorkin, editor in chief of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, has described the situation regarding its Belarus version as arbitrariness.