On March 25, the two-month term expired given to hold an investigation into the incident when a correspondent, alongside with two protesters, was beaten in the building of the Frunzenski district court.
Discussions on the possible accreditation in Belarus of Belsat TV are still ahead, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters Tuesday in Minsk following a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Uladzimir Makey.
On March 21, the TV channel Belsat repeatedly applied for accreditation in Belarus.
On March 17, the judge of the Mazyr district court Natallia Asadchaya fined the Homel freelancer Kastus Zhukouski for 35 basic amounts (7 million 350 thousand rubles) according to article 22.9 of the CoAV.
Meanwhile, legislators plan to introduce fines for storage, production, distribution and transportation of extremist materials.
The freelancer from Homel Larysa Shchyrakova is being accused of illegally making the report that probably saved people’s lives.
Two independent websites, of Nasha Niva newspaper nn.by and Ezhednevnik ej.by received written warnings from the Ministry of Information.
On March 1, the Minsk City Court, judge Valer Kamisarau considered the appeal filed by TUT.by correspondent Pavel Dabravolski.
Freelance journalist Kastus Zhukouski has been fined 11 times for contribution of his material to Belsat; he has to pay 70 million Belarusian rubles, which is equivalent to 3000 euro.
At the beginning of the month, over 200 journalists sent a petition to the Ministry of Information and to the General prosecutor’s office asking to hold a full and impartial investigation into the beating of journalist Pavel Dabravolski in a building of court.
A letter requesting airtime on the Belarusian Television was signed by influential media managers, including Maryna Zolatava, chief editor of TUT.by; Andrey Dynko, chief editor of Nasha Niva newspaper, Sviatlana Kalinkina, editor of Narodnaya Volya newspaper, Aliaksandr Starykevich, chief editor of Solidarity online newspaper, and Andrei Bastunets, the chairperson of BAJ.