On Monday, Tsentralny district court of Minsk started hearing the cases of Belsat TV support staff detained on May, 21.
The host of the “Frankly Speaking” program left Belarus for security reasons. Now her relatives are being persecuted
The host of “Frankly Speaking” TV show on Belsat TV Arina Malinovskaya left Belarus because of possible persecution by the Belarusian authorities. But now her relatives are also in danger.
Minsk: Reporter Ales Silich detained for ‘picketing’. He just had historical emblem on passport cover
On May 21, the Minsk police detained freelance journalists Ales Silich and Natallya Valakida; they were taken to Pershamayski district police department.
Artsiom Mayorau (European Radio for Belarus) was sentenced to 15 days of jail for alleged "disorderly conduct".
The Department of Financial Investigations is interrogating journalist Adaria Hushtyn. She is a witness in the case against the leadership of TUT.BY. After 20:00 the interrogation ended, the journalist was released.
ARTICLE 19 is appalled by the latest crackdown on TUT.BY, one of the most popular internet news outlets in Belarus. On 18 May 2021, access to the website was blocked, including via VPN. Law enforcement agents searched TUT.BY’s offices of the outlet and a criminal case has been opened against it for “tax evasion”. Additionally, a number of people related to the outlet have been detained.