Another independent journalist summonsed to prosecutor's office

2012 2012-08-14T17:24:05+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

More than 10 independent journalists received verbal and written notices from prosecutor office and KGB in 2012.

It turned out that prosecutors appeared to be interested in a publication of the journalist of "Volnaye Hlybokae" Kanstantsine Shytal: "Yaraslau Berniakovich offered help to supporters of the boycott". The publication was placed on a regional site on 27 July. In it, in particular, Mr. Berniakovich proposed the politicians, who call for the boycott, to concentrate their efforts in the area of Dokshytsy district # 22. And to those who agree to organize the boycott campaign there he proposed to use his office and all office equipment, reports RFE/RL.

At first, the hero of the publication, an activist of the campaign "Speak the Truth" Yaraslau Berniakovich outlined his proposals to the supporters of the idea of the boycott on his page on Facebook, and this has interested the journalist.

Kanstantsin Shytal refused to give explanations about the publication, referring to the Article 27 of the Constitution, which allows citizens not to incriminate themselves and their relatives.

As of late, a journalist of "Radio Racyja" Henadz Barbarych has received a subpoena to the prosecutor's office . During the current year, a number of independent journalists received prosecutorial warnings, and in June the Investigative Committee of Belarus officially announced the beginning of the check-up of all “BelSat” activities.

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