Wife of political prisoner Ihar Losik: "They organized a torture chamber for my husband"

The wife of political prisoner Ihar Losik told the media about the conditions of her husband's incarceration in Zhodzina jail. Daria Losik is sure that the jail administration is deliberately creating unbearable conditions for Ihar in the hope to break him and make him incriminate himself and other people. RFE/RL published a video with Daria's story in its Telegram channel.


Belarus authorities suspend popular news portal’s status of media outlet

On September 29, Belarusian Information Minister Ihar Lutski ordered to suspend TUT.BY’s status of an online media outlet for the period of three months starting October, 1.


Homel journalist Yauhen Merkis to serve extra 12 days in jail

September 29, Homel freelance journalist and local history expert, BAJ member Yauhen Merkis was supposed to be released after serving a 15-day arrest on charges of participating in a protest march. However, he did not walk out of the detention center today. Yauhen managed to inform us from behind bars that the police leaves him there for another 12 days — to serve another 12 days from the jail term in August, when he was also arrested for 15 days for alleged participation in an unauthorized mass event.


EFJ demands release of 15 detained journalists in Belarus

15 journalists were arrested for covering protests against the presidential inauguration, electoral fraud and violence. Most of these journalists have been released, but 15 journalists are still in prison. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) demands their release.


Five journalists detained in Belarus on Sunday, September 27

Sunday, 27 September, was the 50th day of protests. People gathered to protest in Minsk and other Belarusian cities. According to the human rights center Viasna, about 360 people were detained. Among them, there were journalists.


8 journalists detained on Saturday, September 26

On Saturday, September 26th, women held protest marches in Belarus. The police detained both protesters and journalists.


Journalists detained while greeting colleagues released from Akrestsina detention center. They were arrested and fined

Dzianis Hancharenka and Ales Lubianchuk were detained near Akrestsina detention center. They were there to greet their colleagues who had served 11 days in jail — photographers Alexander Vasukovich and Uladz Hrydzin.


Nasha Niva chief editor Yahor Martsinovich detained as suspect in criminal case

Editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva Yahor Martsinovich is suspected under Article 188 of the Criminal Code (libel). He will spend the next three days in an isolation ward.