“BelSat” journalists detained in Vitsebsk

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Police detained Volha Starostina and Dzyanis Mikhailau as they were shooting a reportage.

The “Belsat” TV journalists were interviewing city dwellers asking if they know their members of parliament. Dzianis Mikhailau managed to tell RFE/RL they had been detained near Victory Square in the city center.

The journalists are now in the Chyhunachny district police department in Vitsebsk. They are giving written explanations. Their further fate is unknown.

Independent journalists Yuliya Darashkevich and Iryna Kozlik were detained in Minks yesterday. They are standing trial now.

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