Media representatives were attacked and detained in Minsk and other cities of Belarus on Tuesday, August 11. The Belarusian Association of Journalists calls on the authorities to stop the violence.
In Minsk, journalists were shot at with traumatic weapons on Kalvariyskaya Street . At that time there was a spontaneous protest action against the official election results. Natalya Lubnevskaya, a journalist of Nasha Niva, was wounded in the leg by a rubber bullet.
Journalists of the Russian TV channel "Dozhd" Vladimir Romensky, Vasily Poklonsky and cameraman Nikolai Antipov were brutally detained in Minsk
Telegram channel Nexta Live publishes a video of the detention of journalists. The video shows how people in civilian clothes and masks put them on the road and then take them away in an unknown way .
Three Current Time Journalists Covering Presidential Election Detained In Belarus. They deported night flight to Odessa
Two days ahead of Belarus’ presidential election, Belarusian police in Minsk on August 7 detained three full-time employees of Current Time for unclear reasons. They were deported by a night flight to Odessa.
In Aktsiabrski, Homel region, the police detained a local blogger and BAJ member Andrei Pavuk. He is charged with failure to obey the police. He was detained on August 7, his wife Volha reported. In the evening BAJ learned that Andrei had been sentenced to 15 days of arrest.
Police detains 3 journalists in Mahiliou region. Laptsevich goes on hunger strike. Burakou Sr. and Burakou Jr. sentenced to 10 days of jail
Members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, detained in the previous days as a result of the "sweep" that began in the Mahilou region.
Three Belsat journalists were detained in Shklou. About three hours later they were released, but their phones were taken away.
On friday six Belsat journalists were detained by police while livestreaming. They were covering campaign rallies of Lukashenka's rival Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Maladechna and Lida.
On Tuesday afternoon, the police detained a group of journalists near the KGB building in Minsk and drove them away to check their ID.
Representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets urge authorities to end persecution of journalists
Minsk, 21 July. As many as 213 representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets have urged the authorities to end the persecution of journalists.
Anton Trafimovich had his nose broken during arrest. Later he sought medical help and received four stitches.
In the evening of July 15, RFE/RL journalist Anton Trafimovich and BelaPAN freelance correspondent Violeta Savchyts were detained in the center of Minsk.