On May 6, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry revoked the accreditation of Alexei Kruchinin, a correspondent of Russia’s state-owned Channel 1, and his cameraman.
On May 8 the police arrested three journalists for participation in a street meeting with blogger Tikhanouski. Alexander Burakou and Michail Arshynski from Mahiliou, as well as Zmitser Lupach from Hlybokaye are awaiting trial for participation in an unauthorized protest - meetings with blogger Siarhei Tikhanouski (A Country for Living blog).
European Parliament recognized BAJ achievements in the case of journalist Siarhei Satsuk. This is stated in a special newsletter of the EP's SAKHAROV PRIZE COMMUNITY.
On the tenth day after Satsuk's arrest, the Prosecutor General of Belarus revoked the decision to take EJ.BY chief editor into custody. The journalist had to give a personal recognizance to appear (not even a restriction of travel order) and walked free. Siarhei shared the details with the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
Committee to Protect Journalists: Belarusian authorities should immediately release journalist Siarhei Satsuk
Belarusian journalist Siarhei Satsuk detained on bribery charges after publishing COVID-19 report. Belarusian authorities should immediately release journalist Siarhei Satsuk and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Siarhei Satsuk is a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ). The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) joined its affiliate BAJ in calling for Satsuk immediate release and for the drop of all charges against him.
March 25 Siarhei Satsuk a journalist and a chief editor of the «Ezhednevnik» web publishing house was detained in Minsk by members of the Financial Investigation of the State Monitoring Committee. On March 26 members of the mentioned state body seized the documents from the «Ezhednevnik» editorial office.
Siarhei Satsuk, chief editor of the online publication EJ.BY, was arrested on March 25 by officers of the Department of Financial Investigations.
A few months ago, EJ.BY chief editor, Siarhei Satsuk faced pressure from the high and the mighty and left a text with Euroradio he asked to publish in case of his arrest. He describes the reasons for his possible arrest and the threats he had received from the "messenger" — a representative of a businessman from the health care industry. On March 25, 2020, Satsuk was arrested by officers of the Financial Investigation Department of the State Control Committee of Belarus. Allegedly, he is suspected of taking a bribe.