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    Journalist Ihar Karnei recognized as political prisoner


    Dzmitry Pankavets was never the head of BAJ Ethics Commission. Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly condemns all domestic violence


    CPJ calls on Belarusian authorities to drop all charges against journalist Aliaksandr Ziankou

    And to disclose the charges against journalist Ales Sabaleuski and the reason for the recent detention of journalist Yauhen Hlushkou.

    Journalist Andrei Tolchyn recognized as political prisoner

    On November 16, several human rights and media organizations released a joint statement recognizing journalist Andrei Tolchyn as a political prisoner.

    The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova

    The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s sentencing of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova to 3.5 years in prison for allegedly discrediting the country and facilitating extremism.

    “A parody of justice”. Foreign human rights defenders commented on the harsh sentence of the Belarusian journalist

    In response to a Belarusian court sentencing journalist Pavel Padabed to four years in prison on Friday, June 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement.

    IPI denounces designation of Zerkalo as “extremist formation”

    The International Press Institute (IPI) and its global network today denounce the decision by authorities in Belarus to designate Zerkalo, the country’s most popular independent news site, as an “extremist formation”.

    Belarusian journalist Yauhen Merkis sentenced to 4 years in prison

    In response to a Belarusian court sentencing journalist Yauhen Merkis to four years in prison on Tuesday, May 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the statement.

    Civil society groups reaffirm continued solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners

    Today, marking the Day of the Political Prisoner in Belarus, the undersigned organisations reiterate our condemnation of the Lukashenko regime’s ruthless crackdown on civil society and independent media. We continue to stand in solidarity with courageous Belarusians who persist in their fight for freedom. The international community will keep demanding the unconditional release of all political prisoners.  

    The authorities are trying to destroy independent journalism in Belarus. Support the Solidarity Marathon!


    Journalists Padabed and Lazarau recognised as political prisoners

    Joint statement by the Belarusian human rights community

    Harsh sentences for Maryna Zolatava and Ludmila Chekina avenge the truth TUT.BY delivered to millions

    Minsk City Court considered in camera the criminal case against the editor-in-chief of the largest Belarusian media outlet TUT.BY, Maryna Zolatava, and TUT.BY CEO Ludmila Chekina. Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich found the TUT.BY workers guilty and imposed huge sentences: Maryna Zolatava received 12 years of imprisonment, Ludmila Chekina – 12 years of imprisonment.

    Belarusian Association of Journalists designated as “extremist formation”


    OSCE, Reporters Without Borders, EFJ, and other iNGOs react to declaring BAJ extremist formation

    On February 28, the Belarusian State Security Committee recognized the Belarusian Association of Journalists as an extremist formation. BAJ was the first Belarusian human rights organization to be “awarded” such a status. The international community is outraged by such a decision by the Belarusian authorities.

    Journalists and human rights defenders are not extremists. BAJ considers it absurd that the organization was recognized as “extremist”. STATEMENT

    On March 7, it became known that the State Security Committee of Belarus recognized the Belarusian Association of Journalists as an extremist formation. BAJ became the first Belarusian human rights organization that ”received” such a status.
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