Journalists and editors of ‘BelTA case’ banned from leaving Belarus

29.08.2018 Source:

On August 27, the Investigative Committee summoned by the suspects in the “BelTA case”.

The investigators summoned the news editors from TUT.BY Halina Ulasik and Hanna Kaltyhina, journalist Hanna Yermachonak, editor-in-chief of BelaPAN Iryna Leushyna, journalist Tatsyana Karavenkava, and Paulyuk Bykowski, correspondent of Deutsche Welle.

Editor of FINANCE.TUT.BY Dzmitry Bobryk, who was previously a witness, became a suspect in the “BelTA case”.

All editors and journalists were banned from leaving the country.

On August 7 and 8, the offices of TUT.BY and BelaPAN were searched. The Investigative Committee is working on a criminal case (Article 349) on illegal access to paid content of the state agency BelTA.