Minsk City Court heard today appeals lodged by Radio Racyja journalist Aliaksandr Yarashevich and blogger Dzmitry Halko to contest their recent arrests. As a result, the journalist’s appeal was dismissed.
News on the topic: journalists
On May 13 the public association BAJ filed official letters to the Investigative Committee, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Home Affairs, and the Prosecutor General, demanding to investigate the allegations of arbitrary detentions and arrests of journalists on May 7 and April 25.
In the evening of 6 May Aliaksandr Yarashevich, a journalist of the Belarusian service of Radio "Racyja", and blogger Dzmitry Halko were detained near the metro station "Mikhalova". At about 8.40 p.m. a bus with riot policemen stopped near them, the guys were pulled into a car and taken to Maskouski District Police Department in Minsk.
In the midday on 2 May police inspector of Bialynichy District Executive Committee Alyaksandr Yemelyanau came to the house of Valery Vusik in the village of Lebyadzyanka and asked how the latter got acquainted with independent journalists and how the report about the "Lebyadzyanka" farm appeared on the TV channel "BelSat".