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02.02.2023

List of “extremist” content updated: Ukrainian TV channel, film about Pavel Sharamet, popular pranker’s pages

The Ministry of Information updated the Republican Extremist Content List. New media from Belarus and Ukraine and certain video content were declared extremist.

02.02.2023

Ivan Murauyou to be transferred to Babrujsk correctional facility after appeal

Relatives of convicted videographer Ivan Murauyou were informed about the designated facility in which he is going to serve his sentence.

18.01.2023

First Belarusian journalist convicted “in absentia” to 12 years of prison

Having considered the case of “Black Book of Belarus” in separate proceedings, Minsk City Court passed a sentence on the defendants. Among those tried in absentia was Dzmitry Navosha, a former correspondent of the Pressball newspaper and co-founder of Tribuna.com and Sports.ru portals. He and four other defendants were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of $7,300.

04.01.2023

Trial in “TUT.by case” to begin on 9 January

According to the Viasna Human Rights Center, the Minsk City Court will start considering the “TUT.by case” on January 9. The session will be held in camera by Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich.

04.01.2023

"He has not lost his trademark sense of humor." Media manager Kanstantsin Zalatykh awaiting trial

For more than six months, political prisoner and director of the Belorusy i rynok weekly, Kanstantsin Zalatykh, has remained behind bars.

21.12.2022

Criminal proceedings against journalist Dashchynski dismissed

The criminal prosecution of journalist Ales Dashchynski has been terminated. His pledge not to leave the country is no longer binding, and the items seized during the search were returned to him, reports BAJ.

07.12.2022

Supreme Court rejects appeal of journalist Iryna Slaunikava in closed session

On 6 December, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered the appeal filed by Iryna Slaunikava’s lawyers challenging the decision of the Homel Regional Court. In a closed session, the court denied the re-examination of the case or remission of her sentence (five years of imprisonment).

27.10.2022

Journalist Ales Lubianchuk sentenced to 3 years in prison

As it became known to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Minsk City Court judge Alena Ananich found journalist Ales Lubianchuk guilty under Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (establishment of an extremist formation or participation in it). Ales was sentenced to 3 years in prison

07.10.2022

BAJ statement: Verdicts in the “BelaPAN case” are revenge for professional activity and position

The Minsk Regional Court sentenced journalists of the oldest independent news agency BelaPAN to long terms of imprisonment.

28.09.2022

Journalist Ksenia Lutskina sentenced to 8 years in prison

Judge Tatsiana Falkouskaya passed the verdict today.

22.04.2022

Aksana Kolb, editor-in-chief Novy Chas newspaper, was charged and transferred to prizon

April 22, Aksana Kolb's relatives reported that she was charged under Part 1 of Article. 342 of the Criminal Code - "Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them." Aksana Kolb was transferred to a detention center in Minsk.