On friday six Belsat journalists were detained by police while livestreaming. They were covering campaign rallies of Lukashenka's rival Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Maladechna and Lida.
On Tuesday afternoon, the police detained a group of journalists near the KGB building in Minsk and drove them away to check their ID.
Representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets urge authorities to end persecution of journalists
Minsk, 21 July. As many as 213 representatives of Belarus’ biggest independent media outlets have urged the authorities to end the persecution of journalists.
Anton Trafimovich had his nose broken during arrest. Later he sought medical help and received four stitches.
In the evening of July 15, RFE/RL journalist Anton Trafimovich and BelaPAN freelance correspondent Violeta Savchyts were detained in the center of Minsk.
Journalists who live stream street protests are being detained in Belarus in the evening of July 14th. The Belarusian Association of Journalists knows about 14 detained journalists who were doing their job.
Video blogger Dmitry Kozlov (aka Gray Cat), was formally charged on July 8, lawyer Vladimir Sazonchuk told about this Radio Liberty.
Human rights activists became aware that blogger Sergei Petrukhin was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code — 342, 369 and 391.
Today, 20 years turns since Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared; no body has been recovered, no full points in the criminal case. July 7 marks the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of our colleague Dmitry Zavadsky under unknown circumstances. In previous years, on July 7, we came with portraits of Dmitry to the home, where he came out that morning. But today it is impossible to guarantee the safety of colleagues while even standing silently with a portrait. But memory is impossible to kill. Steal. Detain, fine or throw for a day. Therefore, on July 7 at 12:00 we urge all colleagues to remember Dmitry Zavadsky at his workplace with a minute of silence. We remember!
Blogger Zmitser Kzou (aka Gray Cat) charged under Article 342 Part 1 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions grossly violating public order) was recognized political prisoner by the human rights community of Belarus.
Dzmitry Kazlou aka Grey Cat, a Youtuber from the town of Baran, has become a defendant in a case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organisation or participation in group actions that grossly violate public order), he said in a letter to human rights defender Pavel Levinau.
The Belarusian authorities “must end politically motivated prosecutions, intimidation, harassment and reprisals against Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s opponents and their supporters, civil society activists and independent media,” Amnesty International said.