Weekly picks in figures
The country’s authorities continue abusing legislation to sanction reporters working for local and foreign media.
On March 12, bloggers Aliaksandr Kabanau and Siarhei Piatrukhin were fined for covering a protest in Pinsk. According to the court, “anyone who has an account in social networks is a journalist”.
Campaigning for language equality is still an offense in Belarus.
Courts in Minsk marked International Mother Language Day, February 21, by imposing heavy fines on peaceful picketers.