Homel region


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”.


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

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

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.

У тэлевыступе майка «За Беларусь без Лукашэнкі» пераўтварылася ў майку «За Беларусь»

Slogan Censored with TV Caption

A candidate’s slogan was changed for the opposite with the help of a caption on the video recording of his speech; the candidate to Parliament appeared on local TV with the slogan “For Belarus without Lukashenko”.

Тры базавых: Лоеўскі раённы суд аштрафаваў фрылансера Кастуся Жукоўскага за хуліганства

Freelancer Found Guilty of Hooliganism

On July 28, the Loyeu district court, Homel region, heard the case of Kastus Zhukouski concerning his detention on June 21: three administrative reports were returned for completion to the police, and one charge upheld.


Six Administrative Protocols and No Excuses from Loyeu

Four administrative charges have been brought against freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and two charges against his colleague Aliaxei Atroshchanka as a result of the rough detention in Loyeu on June 21.


Journalists Detained in Loyeu

Freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and his colleague were detained in Loyeu when they were making a report about the local brick factory.


Brest Court Recognizes Two Books by Zianon Pazniak as Extremist Literature

On April 20, the Maskouski district court of Brest recognized two books by Zianon Pazniak "Good Photography" and "Defense of Kurapaty. People's Memorial" as extremist literature.

Гомельскіх фрылансераў аштрафавалі

Homel Freelancers Fined for 35 Basic Amounts Each

On April 15, the judge of the Central district court of Homel Aliaxei Piskunou fined Larysa Shchyrakova and Kastus Zhukouski for 35 basic amounts each under art. 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Violations for an article about the arrival to Homel of Jean-Yves Bouchardy, representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Ларысу Шчыракову пакаралі штрафам

One More Fine under Dubious Arguments Imposed on Larysa Shchyrakova

On April 5, judge Tamara Zastaunetskaya imposed a fine of 5 million 250 thousand rubles (260 USD) on Larysa Shchyrakova for her report on malfunctioning gas equipment.

7 млн 350 тысяч штрафу – шостае сёлета пакаранне гомельскаму фрылансеру

Kastus Zhukouski Fined Already Six Times

On March 17, the judge of the Mazyr district court Natallia Asadchaya fined the Homel freelancer Kastus Zhukouski for 35 basic amounts (7 million 350 thousand rubles) according to article 22.9 of the CoAV.