23 journalists detained on November 15. Updated

15.11.2020 Source: BAJ Press Service

On November 15, the people of Belarus held protests and actions in memory of Raman Bandarenka, killed by unknown people in plain clothes.

People in Minsk, regional centers and small towns took to the streets. In Minsk, the police did not allow people to gather on the central streets. Thousands of people came to the Square of Change (the popular name of the neighborhood, whose residents actively participate in the protests) in Minsk, where Raman Bandarenka had been killed. The drivers supported the protesters by honking their car horns.

In the evening, the police surrounded the block and attacked the protesters using special weapons, many were taken away in police trucks. People were grabbed and beaten even in the nearby store.

Police detained journalists covering teh protests in Minsk, Vitebsk, Hrodna and Pinsk. We know of 23 detentions of journalists.


Yury Shamshur, TASS. Released after document check

Tatyana Ilyasova, Russia Today. Released after document check

Svetlana Sovko, "Interfax — West". Released after document check

Andrei Pakumeyka, BelTA. Released after document check

Shura Pilipovich-Sushchyts, Nasha Niva.

Yauhen Atsetski, photographer.

Andrei Shauluha, BelaPAN.

Alexander Ivulin, Tribuna.som.

Tatsiana Haurylchyk, photographer.

Yulia Kotskaya, BelaPAN.

Uladzislau Kuletski, Realt.by.

Ihar Karnei, reporter

Andrei Rabchyk, reporter.

Katsiaryna Andreyeva, Belsat

Daria Chultsova, Belsat

Tatsiana Kurjan, Nasha Niva



Ales Piletski, TUT.BY and Narodnaya Volya — was released.

Ihar Matveyeu, Narodnyya Naviny Vitebska.



Andrei Lomau, Hrodna.life.

Yauhen Buzuk, photographer.

Mikhail Kuntsevich, autogrodno.by.

Siarhei Hadziayeu, radio host.



Andrei Yakimush, Media-Palesye — released