Ten days in jail for reporting Babruisk court: journalists have no right to cover unauthorized protests
Babruisk district and city court ruled, Siarhei Latsinski, journalist and BHC observer, breached the law on mass events by presence at the 'live chain' protest on June 19. He was punished by ten days of jail under Art. 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offences for participation in an unauthorized mass event. UPD.: In the evening Siarhei Latsinski was released home with a high temperature, he will serve his sentence later.
Mahiliou police arrested freelance journalist Alexander Burakou Jr.
Today judge Aksana Ratnikava (Leninski district court of Mahiliou) sentenced journalist Mikhail Arshynski to11 days of arrest for violation of Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (participation in an unauthorized mass event). This way, Mikhail will spend the total of 21 days behind bars - on May 11, he got another 10 days in jail for alleged participation in an unsanctioned meeting.
Journalist Ales Asiptsou goes on hunger strike, gets 10 days of jail. Alexander Burakou to spend 10 days in jail, too
Today judge of the Leninsky district court of Mahiliou Viktoria Paliakova sentenced journalist Alexander Burakou, BAJ member, to 10 days in jail for participation in an unauthorized mass protest on May 6 outside of the detention center in Mahiliou.
Journalist Alina Skrabunova and cameraman Alyaksandr Sidareuski have appeared before court on February, 24.
Bialynichy District Court imposed a penalty on Mahiliou journalist Darya Chultsova for a video story about the newly appointed Belarus' chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych that she had allegedly made for Belsat TV channel.
The authorities have resumed pressure on freelance journalists cooperating with Belsat. Mahiliou journalist is charged with making a video for Belsat about the newly appointed chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych.
May 23, Mahiliou organization of BAJ addressed Mahiliou regional executive committee, Mahiliou city authorities and the city police department.
In Babruysk, during searches at the office of civil activists, 155 copies of Novy Chas newspaper were confiscated.
On August 22, Aliaksandr Lukashenka released six political prisoners, including BAJ member Yauhen Vaskovich.