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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.

Minsk: Reporter Ales Silich detained for ‘picketing’. He just had historical emblem on passport cover

Minsk: Reporter Ales Silich detained for ‘picketing’. He just had historical emblem on passport cover

On May 21, the Minsk police detained freelance journalists Ales Silich and Natallya Valakida; they were taken to Pershamayski district police department.


Journalist Artsiom Mayorau arrested for 15 days

Artsiom Mayorau (European Radio for Belarus) was sentenced to 15 days of jail for alleged "disorderly conduct".


TUT.BY journalist Adaria Hushtyn was released after interrogation

The Department of Financial Investigations is interrogating journalist Adaria Hushtyn. She is a witness in the case against the leadership of TUT.BY. After 20:00 the interrogation ended, the journalist was released.


TUT.BY Journalist Lyubov Kasperovich arrested for 15 days

TUT.BY journalist Lyubov Kasperovich is being examined in the Moskovsky District Court. She is accused of participating in an unsanctioned mass event. Judge Sergei Katser found the journalist guilty and sentenced her to 15 days of arrest.