Brest: independent journalists issued with an official warning

2013 2013-01-14T17:34:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Brest Region Prosecutor's office warned Alina Litvinchuk, a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, about the inadmissibility of cooperation with foreign media without official accreditation.

The prosecutor's office came to the conclusion that the articles which were published at the website of Radio "Racyja" under the nickname Alisa Pol really belonged to Alina Litvinchuk. However, the deputy prosecutor of the Brest region Aliaksandr Tochka, who passed the warning to the journalist, failed to explain how the prosecutor's office had come to such conclusion.

It's worth mentioning that the journalist came to the prosecutor's office without receiving an official summons, as unknown people kept phoning her, urging her to come there. People in mufti kept paying visits to the apartment rented by Alina Litvinhuk and questioning her neighbors.