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Six Belsat journalists detained in Maladechna and Lida, equipment confiscated
03.08.2020

Six Belsat journalists detained in Maladechna and Lida, equipment confiscated

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.

Journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk
28.07.2020

Journalists detained near KGB building in Minsk

On Tuesday afternoon, the police detained a group of journalists near the KGB building in Minsk and drove them away  to check their ID.

21.07.2020

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.

"The floor under me was covered in blood" RFE/RL reporter has his nose broken during the arrest
16.07.2020

"The floor under me was covered in blood" RFE/RL reporter has his nose broken during the arrest

Anton Trafimovich had his nose broken during arrest. Later he sought medical help and received four stitches.

15.07.2020

Journalists detained again in Minsk

In the evening of July 15, RFE/RL journalist Anton Trafimovich and BelaPAN freelance correspondent Violeta Savchyts were detained in the center of Minsk.

14.07.2020

Journalists detained while covering street protests LIST, VIDEO

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.

09.07.2020

Blogger Dmitry Kozlov charged under Art. 34 Criminal Code

Video blogger Dmitry Kozlov (aka Gray Cat), was formally charged on July 8, lawyer Vladimir Sazonchuk told about this Radio Liberty.

Blogger Petrukhin accused three articles Criminal Code
07.07.2020

Blogger Petrukhin accused three articles Criminal Code

Human rights activists became aware that blogger Sergei Petrukhin was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code — 342, 369 and 391.

7 ліпеня – дзень знікнення Дзмітрыя Завадскага
07.07.2020

20 Years Since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski

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!

02.07.2020

Human rights defenders recognize blogger Zmitser Kazlou political prisoner

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.

30.06.2020

Another Belarusian blogger accused of playing part in ‘public order violations’

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.

Amnesty International calls Tsikhanouski, Babaryka, associates and bloggers prisoners of conscience
30.06.2020

Amnesty International calls Tsikhanouski, Babaryka, associates and bloggers prisoners of conscience

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.