Statements

05.09.2020

BAJ protests over arrests and court rulings against journalists

On September 4, 2020, the Kastrychnitski court of Minsk sentenced journalists Nadzeya Kalinina and Aliaksei Sudnikau (TUT.BY), Maria Eleshevich, Siarhei Shchehaliou, and Mikita Dubaleka (Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi), and Andrei Shauluha (BelaPAN) to 3 days of jail. The court recognized them as participants in unauthorized protest actions. The journalists were released as their terms were completed.

BAJ statement on mass detentions of journalists
16.07.2020

BAJ statement on mass detentions of journalists

July 14 and 15 journalists covering mass street protests in Belarus and livestreaming from them were detained, again.

STATEMENT: BAJ outraged at arrest of bloggers, and calls on the authorities to abide by international standards and obligations
29.06.2020

STATEMENT: BAJ outraged at arrest of bloggers, and calls on the authorities to abide by international standards and obligations

In the past few days Belarus authorities arrested well-known political bloggers and Telegram channel authors Ihar Losik ( Belarus Golovnogo Mozga), Siarhei Piatrukhin, Aliaksandr Kabanau, Aliaksandr Andreyeu (Orsha dlia Zhizni), Uladzimir Niaronski (Slutsk dlia Zhizni;), Uladzimir Tsyhanovich (MozgON) and Siarhei Sparysh (moderator of Telegram channels of the Narodnaya Hramada party organizing committee).

HRDs insist on immediate release of all activists charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code
10.06.2020

HRDs insist on immediate release of all activists charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code

Statement by the human rights community of Belarus on the criminal charges against Siarhei Tsikhanouski and six other participants in the May 29 picket in Hrodna