Hrodna Reports Apply for Picket
On September 20 Hrodna city authorities received an application for a picket. The purpose of the action is to inform citizens about growing pressure on the independent press in Belarus. The application was filed by Paval Mazheika on behalf of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
He says, the picket participants will protest against administrative case of Alena Rawbetskaya, editor-in-chief of Birzha Informatsyi newspaper. She is charged with violation of Article 5 of the Law on press, which does not allow using mass media to spread information which insults the honor and dignity of the President, -- reports RFE/RL.