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Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

19.08.2021 Human rights defenders call to release BelaPAN employees

Statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Journalist Hardziyevich re-arrested after guilty verdict

02.08.2021 Journalist Hardziyevich re-arrested after guilty verdict

The Ivanava District Court announced today a verdict in a criminal case against Siarhei Hardziyevich, a Drahičyn-based correspondent for online media outlet “Pieršy Rehijon”.

Third day of crackdown on journalists and civil society organisations in Belarus

16.07.2021 Third day of crackdown on journalists and civil society organisations in Belarus

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" continues to collect facts of political persecution across the country on July 16. For the third day in a row, security forces attacked human rights defenders, journalists, activists, and cultural and social activists.

Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout Belarus

08.07.2021 Access to media websites blocked, searches and detentions of journalists ongoing throughout Belarus

The website of Nasha Niva newspaper was blocked on July 8. Searches were conducted in the apartment of its editor-in-chief Yahor Martsinovich and in the office of the newspaper, the accounting office and the home of the editor Andrei Skurko.

TUT.BY employees are political prisoners

25.05.2021 TUT.BY employees are political prisoners

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations

Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

18.05.2021 Amnesty International: Blocking leading online media outlet is a brazen attack on freedom of expression

The blocking of the TUT.by website is a full-scale assault on the right to freedom of expression and media freedom in Belarus, and leaves a gaping wound in the country’s access to independent sources of information.

Stop attack on TUT.BY and other media resources

18.05.2021 Stop attack on TUT.BY and other media resources

Statement by the Belarusian Association of Journalists

Prison terms for Belsat TV journalists confirmed in appeal hearing

23.04.2021 Prison terms for Belsat TV journalists confirmed in appeal hearing

The Minsk City Court has turned down an appeal filed to challenge the court ruling of February 18 that sentenced Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova to 2 years’ imprisonment.

Belarus: Crackdown on Independent Journalism

29.03.2021 Belarus: Crackdown on Independent Journalism

Stop Prosecutions, Guarantee Freedom of Press

Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn is political prisoner

24.03.2021 Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn is political prisoner

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Tut.by reporter and whistleblower doctor convicted in political trial

02.03.2021 Tut.by reporter and whistleblower doctor convicted in political trial

The Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk has convicted tut.by journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich and medical doctor Artsiom Sarokin of illegal disclosing a medical secret, after they refuted official information alleging that the deceased protester Raman Bandarenka was drunk on the night of his death.

Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

18.02.2021 Belsat TV journalists sentenced to 2 years in prison

Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova, journalists working with the Belsat TV channel, were sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment in a general-security penitentiary each, after Judhe Natallia Buhuk of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk found them today guilty of involvement in “group actions gravely breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code).

New reprisals against civil society activists underpin vicious crackdown on human rights

17.02.2021 New reprisals against civil society activists underpin vicious crackdown on human rights

The Belarusian authorities have now set their sights on human rights defenders and journalists whose only crime has been to document the wave of gross human rights violations committed by security forces following last August’s contested presidential election.

Press Club leaders charged in ‘tax evasion’ case

31.12.2020 Press Club leaders charged in ‘tax evasion’ case

Yuliya Slutskaya, founder of Press Club Belarus, was formally charged under Part 2 of Article 243 (tax evasion on an especially large scale), euroradio.fm said. She will remain in custody until at least February 22.

European Federation of Journalists condemns government attack on Belarus Press Club

23.12.2020 European Federation of Journalists condemns government attack on Belarus Press Club

Yulia Slutskaya, the founder of the Belarus Press Club, who is also a member of the board of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), was detained on Tuesday on her arrival at Minsk International Airport. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) demands her immediate release.

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