Reporters Without Borders expressed solidarity with imprisoned Belarusian journalists in 12 countries
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joined the solidarity marathon initiated by BAJ on the day of the appeal review in the TUT.BY case. Offices from 12 countries supported the campaign.
Independent Belarusian journalists who had to flee their country to avoid persecution and now reside in Batumi, Georgia, organized a solidarity event in support of their colleagues who are incarcerated in Belarus on political grounds. After the action, they had a meeting with the Chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists to discuss journalistic work and life in Georgia.
Journalist Ihar Karnei, detained on July 17, has been transferred to a pre-trial detention center, said his daughter Palina on social media.
Well-known journalist, cultural critic, and public figure Pavel Mazheika received a 6-year prison sentence. His colleagues carried out a campaign in solidarity with him in different countries. They took pictures with his image along with the message ‘Journalism is not a crime’.
This is another expression of support for Belarusian journalists who are currently imprisoned. Ernie Barbarash, a US American filmmaker, participated in the Marathon of Solidarity with imprisoned journalists, a campaign initiated by BAJ. He chose to show support for journalist Larysa Shchyrakova from Homel. Her criminal case is currently being considered by the Homel Regional Court.
On July 26, Pavel Mazheika, a journalist and public figure, and Yulia Yurhilevich, a former lawyer, received their sentencing from the Hrodna Regional Court. Both were sentenced to six years in prison.
Online solidarity marathon "We care!" to be held on July 29. Proceeds to support political prisoners and their families
The fight against injustice and evil is a long-distance race. On Saturday, July 29, Belarusian independent media will unite to hold an online solidarity marathon "We care!” All proceeds will go to support political prisoners and their families. More than 20 independent media will participate in the event. BAJ will also join the action.
Gennady Veratinsky — photojournalist, member of BAJ and member of the opposition United Civil Party (UCP). Now the photojournalist, who has a disability of the 2nd group, needs help to get settled in a new country.
Solidarity action at Tutaka Festival: Tsikhanouskaya, Latushka, Ivulin, and others support imprisoned journalists
During the Tutaka Festival, which took place in Podlasie (Poland), the marathon of solidarity with imprisoned journalists, initiated by the BAJ, continued. Politicians, singers, and other famous Belarusians supported our colleagues who are now behind bars.