The Central Electoral Commission decided to include Andrei Bastunets into the Supervisory Council tackling media issues concerning agitation before the parliamentary elections.
On the evening of June 13, two activists of anarchy movement were detained in Minsk, reported the Human Rights Center Viasna. According to preliminary information, they are suspected of having thrown red paint at the doors of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company.
On June 3, the Minsk City Court heard the cassation appeal of 79-year old Aliaksandr Lapitski who had been found guilty of insulting public officials and sentenced to psychiatric treatment.
After three months’ check-up, the investigative committee dismissed the claim of TUT.by journalist Pavel Dabravolski that he had been unjustly beaten in court building.
On April 12, the Frunzenski district court of Minsk found Aliaksandr Lapitski guilty according to articles 368, 369 and 361 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (public insult against the president, public officials and judges while performing professional duties).
Dmitri Kiselyov, the director general of the Russian state-owned news agency Rossiya Segodnya, came to present an online portal which will be shaping “a just image of Russia”.
On March 1, the Minsk City Court, judge Valer Kamisarau considered the appeal filed by TUT.by correspondent Pavel Dabravolski.
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.