On January 26, the Board of BAJ made a statement concerning yesterday’s beating of Pavel Dabravolski, journalist of TUT.by, in the building of Frunzenski district court of Minsk.
Journalist Pavel Dabravolski was covering a scandalous graffiti case when he was detained, beaten and fined.
The Committee for State Security (KGB) informed Aliaksandr Alesin last week, the prosecution against the journalist had been suspended.
The Belarusian Human Rights Award, in nominations Personality, Human Rights Defender of the Year and Human Rights Journalist, was presented today in Minsk; two BAJ members became the awardees.
On the evening November 24, the police drew up administrative reports against some journalists who covered an action of protest in Minsk.
The independent newspaper Nasha Niva remarked that minutes at some polling stations were re-written after finalization of ballots count. The data publicized upon completion of counting of ballots at precinct electoral commissions did not coincide with respective results announced further at territorial electoral commissions.
Dear colleagues, dear international journalists who are in Belarus now to cover presidential elections! Press Club Belarus organizes a meeting in Minsk with presidential candidates, experts, and Belarusian journalists who would help you to understand political and economic situation in Belarus.