TV Journalists Detained in Minsk

2014 2014-09-04T13:06:17+0300 2014-09-04T13:06:17+0300 en

On September 3 a group of TV journalists were detained near a metro station in Minsk at around 6:30 pm.


The journalists were making a TV report on an action of the organizational committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party: the people were collecting signatures under the petition to stop Russian TV channels being broadcast in Belarus. The activists and the journalists were taken to the police department of the Frunzenski district.


The journalists, among them freelancer Viachaslau Piashko, were set free after interrogation, approximately three hours later. No administrative reports were drawn up.