On September 12, history and politics scientist, the editor of newspaper Novy Chas Aliaxei Karol died of a serious disease.
On August 31, the newspaper Novy Chas again requested for services of Belsayuzdruk, state distributor of printed press.
At the end of August, six political prisoners were released, including BAJ member Yauhen Vaskovich. Meantime, pressure on independent mass media, including prosecution under art. 22.9, denial of services and interference into work of journalists at task continued in its ordinary manner.
Aleh Byabenin died in suspicious circumstances. On 3 September 2010, he was found by his brother and his friends hanging from the stairway of his country house outside of Minsk.
On August 22, Aliaksandr Lukashenka released six political prisoners, including BAJ member Yauhen Vaskovich.
On August 19, journalists Ales Kirkevich and Ales Dzianisau were found guilty of violating art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code and fined 25 basic amounts each (4.5 million rubles).