Belarusian Association of Journalists sends urgent appeal to Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression concerning Anton Surapin’s case

2012 2012-08-02T17:26:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The letter signed by the Deputy Chairperson of BAJ Andrei Bastunets has been sent to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Mr. Frank La Rue on 2 August.

BAJ asks the Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue to give reaction to the information, provided by our NGO and to petition to the Government of Belarus to release Anton Surapin and to stop the criminal prosecution.

Besides, BAJ asks to issue recommendations to the Government of Belarus to abandon the practice of criminal prosecution with the aim to curb the freedom of expression and in relation to journalists performing their professional duties.