BAJ expresses indignation and protests against Katsiaryna Andrejeva’s sentence
In addition to the previous sentence of two years, which was supposed to end in September, the journalist was sentenced to 8 years in prison on treason charges.
The Belarusian Association of Journalists considers the verdict as a judicial punishment of our colleague for expressing her opinion and performing professional journalistic work.
The case was considered in camera which conceals even the basic circumstances of the accusation against the journalist from the public.
BAJ deems this verdict as undisguised personal persecution. We call on the competent state authorities to immediately cancel the sentence.