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Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

28.09.2022 Harsh sentence handed down to journalist Kseniya Lutskina

The journalist was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment

Human rights defenders call to release Siarhei Satsuk

10.12.2021 Human rights defenders call to release Siarhei Satsuk

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

Political persecution in Belarus on December, 2-3

03.12.2021 Political persecution in Belarus on December, 2-3

With the referendum coming up, repressions against Belarusians are strengthening: people are being detained, searched and intimidated in other ways.

Journalist Iryna Slaunikava is a political prisoner

30.11.2021 Journalist Iryna Slaunikava is a political prisoner

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

BelaPAN chief editor and ex-director face up to 7 years in prison on “extremism” charges

19.11.2021 BelaPAN chief editor and ex-director face up to 7 years in prison on “extremism” charges

BelaPAN editor-in-chief Iryna Leushyna and ex-director Dzmitry Navazhylau were charged with “creating an extremist formation”

BAJ demands to stop using anti-extremist legislation to restrict freedom of speech

18.11.2021 BAJ demands to stop using anti-extremist legislation to restrict freedom of speech

On 1 November 2021, Belarusian KGB recognized the BelaPAN news agency as an extremist formation, and on November 3, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the same status of the Belsat TV channel.

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

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