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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.

National Human Rights Award winners announced

11.12.2020 National Human Rights Award winners announced

On the International Human Rights Day, December 10, a coalition of human rights organizations of Belarus held a ceremony in Minsk to present the annual National Human Rights Awards.

Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism

08.12.2020 Belarus Escalates Crackdown on Independent Journalism

Online News Outlet TUT.BY Stripped of Media Credentials

HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

25.11.2020 HRDs call to release journalists held on criminal charges

Joint statement by Belarusian human rights organizations on the criminal cases of journalists Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova

BAJ demands immediate release of TUT.BY reporter Katsiaryna Barysevich

21.11.2020 BAJ demands immediate release of TUT.BY reporter Katsiaryna Barysevich

The Belarusian Association of Journalists believes that instead of looking for the real perpetrators of the murder, the investigators persecute those who are trying to find out the truth about the circumstances of Raman Bandarenka's death.

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