On May 26, Zmitser Lupach, a journalist from the town of Hlybokaye, appeared before Sharkaushchyna district court.
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).
A Sharkaushchyna court has considered the case against freelance journalist Zmitser Lupach on Monday.
Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On December 1, two more people photographed on November 5 in Vitsebk were fined under charges of violating the procedure of holding mass events.