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Librarian summoned to the KGB after conversation with journalist

2015 2015-03-12T14:53:10+0300 2015-03-12T14:53:10+0300 en
Yury Dziashuk

Yury Dziashuk

Special services show an increased interest to the interlocutors of Yury Dziashuk, independent journalist from Biaroza.

Thus, an employee of Biaroza city library was summoned to the KGB for a conversation right after the conversation with him. The journalist says all staff of Lida museum is banned to talk to him. The press service of Belarusian Association of Journalists informed

Yury Dziashuk says our citizens are scared by officials of law enforcement agencies and KGB officers. And the main aim of the last ones is to scare people.

February 19, 2014 year Dziashuk was summoned to the Prosecutor's Office, where he was handed an official warning, which mentioned the prohibition of work without accreditation for foreign media, as well as the publication of unverified information. The Prosecutor's Office refused to deliver a written copy to the journalist. In early February 2014, Yury was questioned about his journalistic work at the Prosecutor's Office in Lida.

Last year police initiated at least 14 administrative cases for cooperation with foreign media without accreditation. This year three trials have already been held under Art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code.

So, for the past few days three administrative reports for working without accreditation for foreign media have been drawn up against independent journalist Larysa Shchyrakova. On March 12 a hearing on the journalist's case will take place. Earlier she received an official warning from the Prosecutor's Office for her professional activity without accreditation. Police have repeatedly prevented the journalist from doing her job by creating various obstacles, for example, by detaining her.