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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.

20.08.2021

Minsk: Several defendants in so called Press Club Belarus case at liberty

According to our own information, Yuliya Slutskaya, the founder of Press Club Belarus, its directors Syarhei Alsheuski and Ala Sharko, cameraman Pyotr Slutski have been released from pre-trial detention centre Nr 1 in Minsk.

06.08.2021

Novy Čas photojournalist Dzmitryj Dzmitryjeŭ sentenced to 15 days in jail

Minsk, 5 August. Dzmitryj Dzmitryjeŭ, a photojournalist with the newspaper Novy Čas, was sentenced to 15 days in jail on Thursday on a charge of disobeying police orders, reported the publication.

08.07.2021

Authorities block Naša Niva’s website, arrest its editor in chief UPDATED

Minsk, 8 July. Belarus’ authorities on Thursday blocked access to Naša Niva’s website and made arrests and conducted raids in what appeared to be a crackdown on the popular independent online publication.

Translator Volha Kalatskaya suspected under Article 342, again
23.06.2021

Translator Volha Kalatskaya suspected under Article 342, again

The Investigative Committee reversed its decision to drop the charges under Article 342 "Organizing and preparing activities that breach public order or active participation in them" against translator Volha Kalatskaya. Ms. Kalatskaya will be prosecuted again. She is currently serving a two-year sentence of probation.

14.06.2021

MFA brings Raman Pratasevich to briefing. He states he is not betraying anyone "but just cooperating with investigation"

At the beginning of the briefing, it was stated that "Mr. Pratasevich wanted to talk to the media, and we found a legal way to do that."  Recalled, Raman is being held in jail.

31.05.2021

Narodnaya Volya journalist jailed for 30 days

On May 28 police detained Hlafira Zhuk, a journalist from Minsk. Next evening, she was found in the Maskouski district police department, charged with violation of an Administrative Code. Later the journalist was transferred to Akrestsina detention center. On May 31 Maskouski district court of Minsk sentenced Ms Zhuk to 30 days of jail.

25.05.2021

Minsk: 15-day jail terms for Belsat TV support staff

On Monday, Tsentralny district court of Minsk started hearing the cases of Belsat TV support staff detained on May, 21.