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7 journalists held in criminal case against independent websites

2018 2018-08-07T15:13:27+0300 2018-08-07T15:13:26+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Minsk offices of and, Belarus’s biggest independent websites, have been searched by police this morning.

The police raid is reportedly linked to a criminal investigation into alleged unauthorized access to paid services of the government-owned BelTA news agency.

According to media reports, police officers confiscated computers and detained seven employees of both outlets, including chief editor Maryna Zolatava and political observer Tatsiana Karaviankova. All of them will remain in custody for at least 72 hours.

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