Journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski fined again

2016 2016-02-04T15:57:35+0300 2016-02-04T18:23:18+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Kanstantsin Zhukouski. Photo:

Kanstantsin Zhukouski. Photo:

The Court of Buda-Kašaliova district sentenced freelance journalist Kanstantsin Zhukouski to a fine of 8.4 million rubles for shooting a report about unpaid holidays at a local dairy. As a result, he was accused of illegal journalistic activities. During the trial, the journalist received a phone call from the police department of Žlobin saying that he was going to face new charges of producing media without accreditation.

The current situation is the pressure from officials who are trying to hide the truth and they want people to work for half a million a month, while they at the same time lend their cottages for huge money. They are just trying to shut my mouth,” says Zhukouski.

Meanwhile, in the near future the journalist is expected to stand another trial in the town of Vietka, where he shot a story about the problems of the local textile factory and dairy.