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Investigative Committee cooperates with pro-governmental Belarusian Union of Journalists
18.01.2021

Investigative Committee cooperates with pro-governmental Belarusian Union of Journalists

The Investigative Committee of Belarus works in collaboration with the National Committee to Protect Journalists of the Belarusian Union of Journalists, as well as the "Authorized Representative for the Protection of Journalists" of BUJ Alexander Shpakouski.

Police search office of BelaPAN news agency
14.01.2021

Police search office of BelaPAN news agency

No one was detained. Investigative Committee officers seized equipment from the office. The search was done as part of the case journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau.

13.01.2021

Criminal case started against journalist and media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau

Andrei Aliaksandrau was detained in a criminal case, started by Minsk city department of the Investigative Committee,  said Aliaksandrau's lawyer. Andrei Alexandrov is a suspect under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus "Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them."

13.01.2021

Case of Belsat's Andreyeva and Chultsova brought to court

On January 12 Frunzenski district court of Minsk received the criminal case of Belsat journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva (Bakhvalava) and Daria Chultsova.

First trial in ‘Tsikhanouski case’ starts in Belarus
13.01.2021

First trial in ‘Tsikhanouski case’ starts in Belarus

Political prisoner, author of YouTube channel “Slutsk for Life,” Uladzimir Nyaronski is standing trial in Lahoisk. This is the first trial in the “Tsikhanouski case,” reports Spring96.org

Jailed Belsat TV journo may stand trial soon, family says
12.01.2021

Jailed Belsat TV journo may stand trial soon, family says

The probe into Katsyaryna Andreyeva’s case might have been completed, her husband, investigative journalist Ihar Ilyash, surmised after reading the latest letter from the wife. As Andreyeva’s defence lawyers had to sign gag orders, they have no right to inform anyone (even her relatives) about the course and details of the investigation. However, in the letter Ilyash received on Ianuary 9, the imprisoned journalist wrote that she was awaiting the transfer to Minsk. “As it follows from the context of the letter, she talks about transporting her to court. It is quite logical: Katsyaryna was put in Zhodzina [remand prison] for the time of the investigation. As she has grounds to count on being transferred to Minsk, it means that the investigation has been over and one might expecte that she will be tried soon,” Ihar Ilyash said. However, it has not been reported officially whether and when the transfer and the trial will take place. “I don’t even make any projections for the future. I am ready for anything. It is pretty hard to surprise me now,” Katsyaryna Andreyeva says in her letter.

Jailed Belarusian blogger Ihar Losik on hunger strike for 28 days
12.01.2021

Jailed Belarusian blogger Ihar Losik on hunger strike for 28 days

Political prisoner Ihar Losik remains behind bars so far: on January 11, a Minsk court dismissed a complaint filed by his defence lawyer and let the detainer stand, RFE/RL reports.

31.12.2020

Charges pressed against Press Club Belarus leaders

Founder of the Press Club Belarus Yulia Slutskaya has been charged under Part 2 of Article 243 - evasion of taxes or duties on an especially large scale.  Its director Siarhei Alsheuski is charged under Part 6 of Article 16 (complicity ) of a crime under part 2 of Article 243, BelaPAN reports refering to his attorney Anton Hashynski. 

29.12.2020

Hantsavitski Chas newspaper and its publisher's home searched by police

At 10:30 a.m. police came to the office of Hantsavitski Chas newspaper with a search warrant.

Press Club Belarus remains committed to its principles
28.12.2020

Press Club Belarus remains committed to its principles

For over five years, Press Club Belarus, an Associate Member of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) since 2016, has contributed to the Belarusian media community's development, promoted journalistic standards, and acted as a discussion platform. We have organised dozens of lectures and masterclasses with world-renowned experts and facilitated numerous initiatives to develop quality journalism in Belarus.

Press Club Belarus case: Five persons detained
24.12.2020

Press Club Belarus case: Five persons detained

Five Press Club representatives whose homes were searched on Tuesday are now behind bars.