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Prosecutor’s Office warns Belsat journalist

2013 2013-05-30T11:23:50+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Journalist Volha Chaichyts received a written warning from the Prosecutor’s Office of Smaliavichy district for her work with the Poland-based Belsat TV channel, press service of the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.

The warning was issued after two reporters of Belsat, Volha Chaichyts and Ales Silich, were summoned to Smaliavichy district Prosecutor’s Office to give explanations.

The call to the prosecutor was linked to their attending the public discussion of the project of the Belarusian-Chinese industrial park near Smaliavichy, which was held in April. Then, a policeman forced the journalists to show their passports.

Today, the prosecutor asked only one question – about her collaboration with Belsat. After the journalist refused to answer, she received a written warning for work without accreditation.

Volha Chaichyts disagrees with the warning and says she is going to appeal it.

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