Vitebsk region

Змітра Лупача аштрафавалі за сюжэт пра каранавірус
26.05.2020

Freelance journalist gets hefty fine for contribution to Belsat TV

On May 26, Zmitser Lupach, a journalist from the town of Hlybokaye, appeared before Sharkaushchyna district court.

Znitser Lupach in intensive care unit with hypertensive crisis after trial
12.05.2020

Zmitser Lupach in intensive care unit with hypertensive crisis after trial

10 days in jail and a fine of 45 basic values was the sentence given to journalist Zmitser Lupach by Hlabokaye distric court judge Dzmitry Tarasevich. He was tried on May 11 under to charges of the Administrative Code -- Art. 22.9 Part 2 (illegal production and distribution of media products) and Art. 23.34 Part 1 (Violation of the order of organization or holding mass events).

Журналіста аштрафавалі за сюжэт пра дзіцячую пляцоўку
24.02.2020

Belsat contributor fined over news story about children’s playground

A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.

Stop judicial harassment of Dzmitry Kazlou!
21.01.2020

Stop judicial harassment of Dzmitry Kazlou!

Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information
17.05.2018

Economic Court of Minsk Refuses to Consider Appeal against the Ministry of Information

Economic Court of Minsk refused to consider the appeal to invalidate the non-normative legal act issued by the Ministry of Information ruling to restrict access to Charter'97 website.

The ‘Vitsiebsk People’s News’ Web-site Editor Siarhei Sierabro Accuses CTV Channel of Stealing his Photos
11.01.2018

The ‘Vitsiebsk People’s News’ Web-site Editor Siarhei Sierabro Accuses CTV Channel of Stealing his Photos

The journalist from Vitsiebsk doesn’t plan to lodge a claim to the judicial or other authorities in Belarus. However, he is utterly irritated with this situation.

Захад - 2017
23.09.2017

The Dutch Journalists Frightened by Sergeant with Shooting while Reporting from ‘Zakhad-2017’ Military Exercises

Journalists from a Dutch publication have visited Uladzimir Skrabatun, the Editor-in-chief of ‘Volnaye Hlybokaye’ newspaper, searching for more information about the ‘Zakhad-2017’ military exercises. The Editor got them acquainted with a local freelance reporter Zmitsier Lupach and asked the latter to accompany the guests in the town of Hlybokaye.

Віцебскі абласны суд не задаволіў касацыйныя скаргі блогеркі Юліі Гранковай, аштрафаванай за стрым у “Одноклассники”
28.04.2017

Social Net Live Stream Results in a Fine for a Zoo Activist

On April 26, the Viciebsk region court upheld the decision of the Orsha court to fine a local environment activist for a live stream on the social net Odnoklassniki.

07.10.2015

Vitebsk Communal Services Painted Over the Graffiti of Birds

  The famous graffiti on the wall of a house in Vitebsk was painted over with three ugly grey squares, a typical sign of work of municipal dwelling services.

17.12.2014

Pavel Levinau Fined for 25 Basic Amounts

On December 17, the Chyhunachny district court in Vitebsk heard the case of Pavel Levinau, the last person brought to account for the photo near the famous city graffiti.

03.12.2014

Three Days Arrest for the Photo in Vitebsk

Judge Alena Tsyhankova ruled to punish the passer-by who had joined the photo session in Vitebsk with three days’ arrest – exactly the time he had spent in pre-trial detention.

01.12.2014

Two More Fines for Photo for Free Speech

On December 1, two more people photographed on November 5 in Vitsebk were fined under charges of violating the procedure of holding mass events.