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02.09.2021

Media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau suspected of tax evasion

According to the lawyer of journalist and media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau, he is suspected of tax evasion that resulted in major damage.

30.08.2021

IFJ President Younes MJahed: We strongly condemn liquidation BAJ

The Belarus Supreme Court dissolved on 27 August the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), the only independent representative organisation of journalists and media workers in Belarus and one of the country’s most prominent champions of freedom of expression. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) strongly condemn this parody of justice.

28.08.2021

European Federation of Journalists and International Federation of Journalists strongly condemn liquidation BAJ

The Belarus Supreme Court dissolved today the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), the only independent representative organisation of journalists and media workers in Belarus and one of the country’s most prominent champions of freedom of expression. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemn this parody of justice.

27.08.2021

IFEX stands with Belarusian Association of Journalists

IFEX stands with Belarusian Association of Journalists following court-ordered dissolution, calls on global community to support Belarusian rights defenders.

27.08.2021

Supreme Court liquidated Belarusian Association of Journalists

According to the decision of the Supreme Court, BAJ representative "misunderstood the law", and all their arguments as to no legal grounds to sustain the liquidation claim should be considered unimportant.

20.08.2021

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.

18.08.2021

BelaPAN staff searched and interrogated Accountant, director and former director of the news agency have been detained

BelaPAN news agency staff were raided in the morning of August 18. Two people were detained and placed in the detention center BelaPAN website can't be reached at belapan.by and belapan.com both from Belarus and abroad.

13.08.2021

Judge slaps “extremist” label on tut.by, one more site linked to tut.by team

Minsk, 13 August. A judge of the Centraĺny District Court in Minsk on Friday applied an “extremist” label to tut.by, Belarus’ most popular independent news portal, and zerkalo.io, a website launched last month by some members of the tut.by team.

11.08.2021

Supreme Court postpones hearing on closure of Belarusian Association of Journalists

The Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the lawsuit filed by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate BAJ to August 27 as BAJ had appealed against the Ministry's warning, the formal reason to ask for the shut down of BAJ.

10.08.2021

Belarusian PEN Center liquidated by Supreme Court

Minsk, 9 August. Judge Hanna Sakaloŭskaja of the Supreme Court of Belarus on Monday ordered the Belarusian PEN Center liquidated at the request of the justice ministry, according to the organization’s deputy chairperson, Tacciana Niadbaj.