An Intex-Press Publishing House staff member was detained for 72 hours.
A court hearing in the case of the Nexta bloggers Stsiapan Putsila and Yan Rudzik has been scheduled at Minsk Regional Court on 16 February. They will be tried in absentia under the so-called “special proceedings”. Raman Pratasevich is also expected to attend, but his legal status – defendant or witness – has not been disclosed.
According to Reform.by, the Ministry of Information added new items to the national list of extremist resources.
Viasna Human Rights Center reports that Prosecutor General Andrei Shved lodged a legal application to the Supreme Court requesting to recognize the Belarusian Investigative Center as an extremist organization and ban its activities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
The Belarusian authorities recognized the Malanka Media project as an extremist formation. The ruling was made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on February 15.
Today law enforcement officers came to the Intex-Press publishing house and seized digital equipment.
This is reported by the Pozirk Telegram channel.
Siarhei Satsuk will serve 8 years in prison – the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the first-instance court. He will shortly be transferred to a correctional facility.
A special council uniting the heads of the state-run mass media will be created at the Belarusian State University, BelTA reports. They will supervise the training of journalists at the educational institution, Aliaksandr Lukashenka stated at a meeting with research and teaching staff on 9 February.