Independent journalist in Brest faces administrative charges

2014 2014-12-18T16:38:33+0300 2014-12-18T16:38:33+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Ales Liauchuk

Ales Liauchuk

Ales Liauchuk, member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, has received a phone call from a police officer of the Brest Leninski District Police Department.

“The police officer said that he wanted to question me concerning the interview I made in the city center on November 24. He also said that I faced administrative charges, but the offense report had just arrived at the police department,” says the journalist. The police officer also promised to hand the report in person.

According to Ales Liauchuk, he was interviewing local residents, so he has no idea why an administrative case against him has been opened.