Hrodna: Prosecutor’s Office Pressurizes Journalist Ivan Roman again

2007 2007-11-08T19:27:21+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 8 November the journalist Ivan Roman was summonsed to the prosecutor’s office of Hrodna. The prosecutor presented to him a print-out from Roman’s telephone talks with the Bialystok office of the Polish Radio Racyja and asked whether the journalist was working for the radio without an accreditation. The journalist refused to answer. In his interview with RFE/RL he stated that he was not a correspondent of Radio Racyja. However, as a Belarusian citizen he sometimes comments different events for Racyja and other media. 

Bear in mind that in September Ivan Roma received a warning from the prosecutor’s office for cooperation with foreign mass media without accreditation because some materials on the website of Radio Racyja were signed with his surname.