Minsk, 7 September. Access to the Media-Polesye online news publication has been blocked by decision of the Brest Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Tuesday.
Minsk, 7 September. A criminal case has been opened against another journalist as the authorities’ crackdown on independent media outlets shows no signs of abating.
Minsk, 2 August. Siarhiej Hardzijevič, a reporter with the website Pieršy Rehijon that covers local news in the Brest region, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in a minimum-security correctional institution for allegedly insulting and defaming Aliaksandr Lukašenka, as well as insulting two police officers in a Telegram chat, reported Pieršy Rehijon.
Alieh Supruniuk, an editor of the news website Pieršy Rehijon, was arrested at his home in Brest late on Tuesday.
Intex-press, Baranavichy independent newspaper continues to experience pressure after publishing an interview with former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Following the pledge of the Baranovichi inter-district prosecutor's office, an interview with former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanovskaya and its video published by Intex-press were recognized as extremist materials.
The reason is an interview with Sviatlana Tikhanouskaya.
State Control Committee visits publisher and director of Binoculars city magazine. Documents and 9 computers are seized.
In the morning of January 26, officers of the State Control Committee came to the homes of the publisher and the director of the Binoculars city magazine.
At 10:30 a.m. police came to the office of Hantsavitski Chas newspaper with a search warrant.
A criminal investigator informed Viasna member Uladzimir Vialichkin, on June 25 Brest blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin was sent to a temporary detention facility in Minsk. He is arrested along with Siarhei Tsikhanouski and at least another 10 people in a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code initiated after the events in Hrodna on May 29.
The judge found him guilty of disobeying an official and violating the order of holding mass events.
Brest-based journalists Ales Lyauchuk and Milana Kharytonava were found guilty of illegal production and distribution of media products, i.e. for contributing to Belsat TV.