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Statement on the Searches of Media Offices and Detentions of Journalists 07.08.2018

Statement on the Searches of Media Offices and Detentions of Journalists

August 7 Investigation Committee of Belarus spread information on the launch of a criminal case under Article 349 Part 2 of the Belarus Criminal Code (unauthorized access to computer information, made out of personal interest that caused significant damage). The police arresed journalists Maryna Zolatava, Hanna Kaltyhina, Halina Ulasik, Ulyana Babayed (Tut.by) and Tatsiana Karavenkova (BelaPAN). We know of detentions of several more journalists.

Minsk police raid offices of Tut.by portal, news agency BelaPAN 07.08.2018

Minsk police raid offices of Tut.by portal, news agency BelaPAN

Several floors of the TUT.BY portal office located in the Omega Tower business center in Minsk are being searched.

06.08.2018

Authorities hound critical video blogger

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Brest, a city on the Polish border in southwestern Belarus, to stop hounding Syarhey Pyatrukhin, a video blogger who has been subjected to arbitrary detention, a string of prosecutions and economic harassment.

31.07.2018

Fines of $3,600: Belsat TV journo’s sad record in 2018

Belsat TV journalist Volha Czajczyc has been recently tried in Dzyarzhynsk district court for contributing to a story about the anti-nuclear rally in the town of Zaslavl. The news story was televised on Belsat TV.

Belarusian bloggers under pressure 31.07.2018

Belarusian bloggers under pressure

Several Belarusian bloggers have recently experienced pressure from the authorities.

24.07.2018

Police seize equipment from journalists working with Belsat

In Hrodna, the police conducted searches at the local freelance journalists who cooperate with television channel – Alyaksandr Dzyanisau and Alyaksei Kairys.

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel 22.07.2018

Pavel Sharamet Murdered Two Years Ago. Colleagues and family paid tribute to the memory of Pavel

On the second anniversary of the murder of the prominent journalist, colleagues and family visited his grave at the Paunochnya Cemetery in Minsk.

Journalist Dzmitry Halko Sentenced to 4 years of Open-Type Jail 18.07.2018

Journalist Dzmitry Halko Sentenced to 4 years of Open-Type Jail

Savetski district court of Minsk read its sentence in the case against Dzmitry Halko.

Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director 18.07.2018

Human rights defenders call to drop criminal charges against BelaPAN director

Statement on the criminal prosecution of Ales Lipai, director of the BelaPAN news agency, and pressure on journalists in Belarus