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Homel journalist Anatol Hatouchyts summoned to Prosecutor’s Office

2013 2013-05-24T17:50:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Anatol Hatouchyts, Homel leader of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, was summoned to the regional Prosecutor’s Office. Yesterday, he received a phone call from the senior assistant Prosecutor Dzmitry Deboi and invited to an interview. He explained that the Prosecutor’s Office possessed “evidence that on April 24 Hatouchyts prepared a video story for the satellite channel Belsat about the flood in Homel.”

The journalist said he was willing to come to the prosecutor, but only after receiving a subpoena. Asa result, he did receive the official paper and is expected to appear at 2 p.m. on May 24.

However, at the appointed time assistant Prosecutor Dzmitry Deboi was not found at his working place.

“Although I did not prepare this report, I have a question: why does not the Prosecutor’s Office protect the constitutional rights of citizens to disseminate and receive information? Moreover, this report was about a disaster and dealt with life and health, says the reporter.

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