Alarming Tendency Strengthens; Journalists Thwarted in Entering an Open Trial
According to some of BAJ members, when they were let inside the court building, the doors to the court hall where the trial takes place were closed, and the guards told them there were no empty places.
The journalists were also ousted from the corridor of the court. Alena Sciapanava says she was forced out by three riot policemen. Even in front of the court building, the correspondent for Radio Freedom Valery Kalinouski was beaten on the hands and his camera view was obstructed.