Two Persons Detained as Suspects in Attacking BT Building

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.

Мінгарсуд адмяніў рашэнне па справе мінчука, які нібыта зняважыў прэзідэнта

Court to Review Case of Insult against Public Officials

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.


Investigative Committee Dismissed the Case of Pavel Dabravolski

After three months’ check-up, the investigative committee dismissed the claim of journalist Pavel Dabravolski that he had been unjustly beaten in court building.

Мінчука адправілі на прымусовае лячэнне пасля абразаў на адрас Прэзідэнта

Citizen Sentenced to Forced Medical Treatment for Insult of President and Judges

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).

У Мінск прыехаў гендырэктар МІА «Россия Сегодня»

Russian Propagandist Visits Minsk to Launch a News Portal

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”.

 Штраф Дабравольскаму пакінулі ў сіле

In the Beating Case, Fine against Journalist Upheld on Appeal

On March 1, the Minsk City Court, judge Valer Kamisarau considered the appeal filed by correspondent Pavel Dabravolski.


BAJ Demands Criminal Investigation into the Fact of Beating a Journalist

On January 26, the Board of BAJ made a statement concerning yesterday’s beating of Pavel Dabravolski, journalist of, in the building of Frunzenski district court of Minsk.

Павел Добровольский возле РУВД Фрунзенского РУВД Минска, где он написал заявление. Фото: Вадим Замировский, TUT.BY

Journalist Beaten in Court Building

Journalist Pavel Dabravolski was covering a scandalous graffiti case when he was detained, beaten and fined.

Aliaksandr Alesin

KGB Suspends Criminal Case against Alesin

The Committee for State Security (KGB) informed Aliaksandr Alesin last week, the prosecution against the journalist had been suspended.

Валянцін Стэфановіч Валер Шчукін Зміцер Лукашук

BAJ Members Awarded with Human Rights Prize

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.

Міліцыя правярае пасведчанні ў журналістаў. Фота "Радыё Свабода"

Journalists Accused of Participation in an Unsanctioned Protest Action (Upd)

  On the evening November 24, the police drew up administrative reports against some journalists who covered an action of protest in Minsk.


CEC Denied Information to Independent Newspaper

  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.