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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.

20.04.2022

Aksana Kolb, editor of Novy Chas newspaper, detained for 10 days

Today law enforcers came to Aksana Kolb’s house and took her away for interrogation. Around 3 p.m. she called her relatives and informed them that she had been detained for 10 days. The case and her status remain unknown.

15.03.2022

Yahor Martsinovich and Andrei Skurko sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

The verdict was announced today by the judge of the Minsk Zavodski District Court Anzhela Kastsiukevich. Prosecutor Mikalai Dziatsel requested the same punishment yesterday.

03.03.2022

Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich sentenced to 1.5 years in prison

Aleh Hruzdzilovich was first arrested on 16 July 2021, during the raid search of the RFE/RL Minsk office. He was detained for ten days back then. On 23 December 2021, he was detained again under a criminal case.

22.02.2022

BSU Journalism Department lecturer Hanna Kureichyk arrested for 15 days

The Minsk Tsentralny District Court heard the case of Hanna Kureichyk, associate professor at the TV and Radio Broadcasting Chair of the Belarusian State University Journalism Department.

Journalist  Alyaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment
19.01.2022

Sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years in prison

On January 19, the Savetski District Court of Minsk ruled in a criminal case against well-known journalist and Krumkachy football player Aliaksandr Ivulin.

23.12.2021

RFE/RL Correspondent Seized By Masked Men In Minsk

MINSK -- Aleh Hruzdzilovich, a correspondent of RFE/RL's Belarus Service, has been seized and held by masked men who broke into his home in Minsk, a human rights organization reports in the latest crackdown on independent media in the authoritarian Eastern European state.

23.12.2021

Minsk Labels RFE/RL's Belarus Service As 'Extremist'

elarus's Interior Ministry has added RFE/RL's Belarus Service, known locally as Radio Svaboda, to its registry of extremist organizations, in a continued clampdown on independent media and civil society sparked by an eruption of protests against authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's claim he won a presidential election last year that the opposition says was rigged.

17.12.2021

Lecturer detained at work at BSU journalism department

Ksenia Martul, a lecturer at the journalism department of the Belarusian State University, was detained during classes on December 14.

09.12.2021

Ezhednevnik editor Siarhei Satsuk detained and taken into custody

The Belarusian portal Ezhednevnik (ej.by) is blocked. Its editor, investigative journalist Siarhei Satsuk, was searched and interrogated by the Investigative Committee. It has been reported to the Belarusian Association of Journalists that Siarhei Satsuk was taken into custody after interrogation in the old case of accepting a bribe. He will be placed in pre-trial detention center #1 in Minsk.

06.11.2021

Authorities extend detention of sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin by another month

5 November. Aliaksandr Ivulin, a journalist with the now-blacklisted sports news website by.tribuna.com and soccer player who is viewed as a political prisoner by Belarusian human rights groups, has had his pretrial detention extended by another month, the unregistered Viasna Human Rights Center said on Friday.

21.10.2021

Novy Chas editors searched and interrogated

Novy Chas newspaper employees stopped responding to messages on the morning of October 20. It later became known that journalists' homes and the editorial office were being searched. After the searches, Siarhei Pulsha and Aksana Kolb were interrogated and released.