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30.07.2021

BAJ received letter from Supreme Court with date of preliminary hearing on liquidation of BAJ

On July 30, BAJ received a letter from the Supreme Court with the date of the preliminary hearing on the liquidation of BAJ.

29.07.2021

Detained Naša Niva journalist Andrej Skurko diagnosed with pneumonia

Andrej Skurko, head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

28.07.2021

Detained Naša Niva employee Andrej Skurko is thought to have COVID-19

Minsk, 27 July. Andrej Skurko, head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, has been admitted to the medical unit of Pretrial Detention Center No. 1 in Minsk with “structural changes to the lungs” and suspected COVID-19.  

Сайт и соцсети «Белсата» признали экстремистскими
28.07.2021

Website run by Belsat TV, its Telegram channel and sites on social media services declared extremist

Minsk, 27 July. The news website run by Belsat TV, its Telegram channel and its sites on Facebook, VKontakte and Instagram have been declared extremist in Belarus.

23.07.2021

Authorities liquidating dozens of NGOs

Minsk, 23 July. Belarus’ authorities have launched a process to liquidate dozens of NGOs, including key human rights groups, as they continue their unrelenting crackdown on civil society.

23.07.2021

BAJ set to appeal justice ministry’s warning used as reason for its possible closure

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) has expressed its intention to appeal the justice ministry’s warning used as a reason for a lawsuit seeing the organization’s closure.  

22.07.2021

Andrej Dyńko of Naša Niva released on pledge to report when ordered

Andrej Dyńko, editor in chief of Naša Historyja (Our History), a historical magazine published by Naša Niva, was released Wednesday from detention on a pledge to report when ordered.

22.07.2021

Justice ministry seeking closure of Belarusian Association of Journalists

 The justice ministry has filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) over its alleged failure to stop violations of regulations.

Затрыманая журналістка Інэса Студзінская абвясціла галадоўку на Акрэсціна
21.07.2021

Alieh Hruzdzilovič, Alieś Daščynski of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said to have been put in custody for 10 days as suspects

Minsk, 20 July. Alieh Hruzdzilovič and Alieś Daščynski have been put in custody for 10 days as suspects in a criminal case, the Belarusian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Tuesday, citing an officer at the Minsk police department’s detention center where the two journalists are being held.

20.07.2021

Alieh Hruzdzilovič, Alieś Daščynski of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said to have been put in custody for 10 days as suspects

Alieh Hruzdzilovič and Alieś Daščynski have been put in custody for 10 days as suspects in a criminal case, the Belarusian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Tuesday, citing an officer at the Minsk police department’s detention center where the two journalists are being held.

20.07.2021

Naša Niva workers said to be in detention on suspicion of causing “damage without theft”

Minsk, 19 July. Three detained representatives of the popular online publication Naša Niva – Editor in Chief Jahor Marcinovič; Andrej Skurko, head of the advertising department; and Andrej Dyńko, editor in chief of the historical magazine Naša Historyja (Our History) – have been arrested for 72 hours as suspects in proceedings under Part Two of the Criminal Code’s Article 216, which penalizes “damage without theft.”