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Minsk City Court Upholds Arrest Sentence to Belsat Cameraman

05.04.2017 Source: According to Belsat.eu, translation by BAJ

Today, the Minsk City Court heard the appeal of Aliaksandr Barazenka, cameraman of Belsat, who has been sentenced to 15 days' arrest allegedly for cursing. 

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It took for Judge Ihar Liubavitski 20 minutes to issue the decision. He watched the video where the journalist says he was a journalist and nothing else. The journalist had not been taken to court for appeal, his interests were represented by a lawyer.

Aliaksandr Barazenka is on hunger strike at Akrestsina: he only drinks water, juice and prison tea. His sentence ends on Sunday, at 3 pm.

Belsat Cameraman Goes on Hunger Strike (+ Audio of Detention)

Union of Journalists of Ukraine Appeals to Lukashenko to Release Journalist of Belsat (Ru)

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