Homel region

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax,  Ask People Not to Help Him.
25.03.2019

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax, Ask People Not to Help Him

Blogger Andrei Pavuk is a suspect in a criminal case under Art. 340 Part 1 of the Criminal. He is suspected of a false report on a bomb in the building of Aktsiabrski  district executive committee. The police seized all computer equipment and devices from Andrei.

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary
23.10.2018

Homel Court to Try Director for Documentary

Alexander Huseu, district inspector of Homel Central police department, informed freelance journalist Maria Bulavinskaya about the report he had made on her under Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code for production of a documentary "Homeless city" without accreditation.

Third fine for freelance journalism. The court failed to pay attention to contradictions.
15.03.2018

Third fine for freelance journalism. The court failed to pay attention to contradictions

On 14 March, the Homiel District Court fined the freelance journalists Kastus Zhukouski and Andrei Tolchyn for 25 base amounts (about EUR 255) each. This is the third fine for freelancing these Homiel residents receive this year.

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists Zhukouski and Tolchyn in Petrykau
27.09.2017

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists Zhukouski and Tolchyn in Petrykau

The judge of Petrykau District Court Andrei Bahdanik found a freelance journalist from Homiel Kastus Zhukouski guilty of ‘illegal production of mass media products’ for ‘Belsat’ TV channel on the grounds of article 22.9 part 2 of Belarus Code on Administrative Offenses and fined him 40 base amounts that equals 920 Belarusian rubles (around EUR 400). 

20.09.2017

Reinforcement of Repression against Independent Journalists in Homiel

Two police reports have been drawn up in relation to a journalist Maryna Drabysheuskaya, who cooperates with ‘Belsat’ TV channel and ‘Novy Chas’ newspaper, for the alleged ‘illegal production of mass media product’ (article 22.9 of Belarus Code on Administrative Offenses) in Homiel since recently.

Journalist Larysa Shchyrakova was fined in amount of 35 base rates (805 Belarusian rubles)
22.08.2017

Journalist Larysa Shchyrakova was fined in amount of 35 base rates (805 Belarusian rubles)

Judge of Gomel region Andrei Susla punished Larisa Shchyrakova for cooperating with the "Belsat" TV channel without accreditation (violation of the Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code) with a fine of 35 basic units - 805 rubles.

09.08.2017

Freelance journalist Kastus Zhukovski has been hospitalized in the toxicological department after the attack

Kastus Zhukovski spent a night in the toxicological department of the hospital. The policeman drew up a protocol on the attack on journalists.

04.08.2017

Homiel: Freelance Journalist Kastus Zhukouski Received another Police Report on Administrative Offense for His Professional Work

The police have handed over the 6th report on administrative offense to a freelance journalist Kastus Zhukouski since the beginning of this year.

21.07.2017

Police Handcuffs a Freelancer to a Tree

Today, the Soviet district court of Homel has heard the case of blogger Maxim Philipovich: he is being accused of violating the media law by “substituting state mass media”. During a break between court hearings, the police attached the freelancer Kastus Zhukouski with handcuffs to a tree “for disobedience”.

12.04.2017

Larysa Shchyrakova Fined under Four Charges

On March 12, the Homel district court heard four administrative cases against Homel freelancer Larysa Shchyrakova.

Блогеру Максіму Філіповічу далі яшчэ пяць сутак
23.03.2017

Blogger to Spend 19 Days in Jail

Blogger Maxim Filipovich was sentenced to 14 days’ arrest for participation in an unsanctioned mass event; but today a judge in another trial added 5 days more, reports the Radio Svaboda.

Larysa Shchyrakova
19.10.2016

Freelancer from Homel Files Complaint to the UN HRC

Larysa Shchyrakova, freelance reporter and deputy chair of the local Homel branch of BAJ, filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee regarding violation of her rights to gather and disseminate information. The information came from BAJ lawyer Leanid Sudalenka who will represent the reporter further in the case.