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16.06.2022

Aksana Kolb sentenced to 2.5 years of freedom restriction and released from courtroom

On 15 June, the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk pronounced a verdict for Aksana Kolb, Novy Chas editor-in-chief. She got 2.5 years of imprisonment in an open correctional facility.

15.06.2022

TUT.BY freelance photographer Yauhen Yerchak detained in Minsk on unknown grounds

Photographer Yauhen Yerchak was detained in Minsk on June 13. A “penitential video” and photos of the search were circulated by pro-government Telegram channels.

08.06.2022

Belarus sentences several activists as crackdown over dissent continues

MINSK -- A court in Minsk has sentenced sociologist Tatsyana Vadalaskaya to a lengthy prison sentence while prosecutors in another case have recommended a harsh sentence for journalist Aksana Kolb on charges related to protests against the disputed results of a presidential election in August 2020 that handed authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka a sixth term in power.

07.06.2022

Four belarusian journalists go on trial as Lukashenka's crackdown continues

MINSK -- Four journalists from the banned BelaPAN news agency have gone on trial in Minsk as the Belarusian government continues to crack down on independent media following mass protests sparked by a disputed presidential election in August 2020 that handed victory to authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

01.06.2022

Orwell would be surprised: why journalists are jailed in Belarus. Online briefing

Journalists are not criminals! Five media representatives’ trials about to start in Belarus STATEMENT

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30.05.2022

Jailed belarusian RFE/RL journalist transferred to penal colony

MINSK -- RFE/RL correspondent Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Belarusian authorities for allegedly participating in demonstrations that he says he was covering as a journalist, has been transferred to a penal colony in the country’s east.

27.05.2022

Up to 15 years of prison. Five criminal trials against journalists scheduled for June

Six Belarusian media workers have their court hearings scheduled for June. Andrei Aliaksandrau, Dzmitry Navazhylau, Iryna Leushyna, Aksana Kolb, Andrei Kuznechyk, Iryna Slaunikava, and Katsiaryna Andrejeva face from 3 to 15 years in prison. Below is a list of charges and hearings dates.

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown
27.05.2022

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown

On May 26, in the village of Kryvichy (Iuje District), police detained journalist Ales Liubianchuk. 

18.05.2022

Another journalist detained in Belarus — director of the newspaper "Belorusy i Rynok"

On 18 May, KGB officers detained Kanstantsin Zalatykh, director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper, Yulia Kakhno, a bookkeeper of the newspaper, and Andrei Aleksandrovich, Belorusy i Rynok editor-in-chief.