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  • Journalist couple Sniazhana Inanets and Aliaksandr Lychauka punished with home confinement

    On 13 January, the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk pronounced the final verdict on journalists Sniazhana Inanets and Aliaksandr Lychauka. Both were sentenced to freedom restriction for participation in unsanctioned mass events. They had spent over three months in custody.

    Accord­ing to the court deci­sion, Snyazhana Inanets will serve 2 years in home con­fine­ment, Ali­ak­san­dr Lychauka’s sen­tence is one year longer. After the ver­dict was pro­nounced, the spous­es were released in the court­room.

    Ali­ak­san­dr Lychau­ka and Sni­azhana Inanets were arrest­ed and crim­i­nal­ly charged on 6 Octo­ber 2022. The human rights com­mu­ni­ty rec­og­nized them as polit­i­cal pris­on­ers.

    Before his arrest, Lychau­ka worked for The Vil­lage media spe­cial­iz­ing in local his­to­ry jour­nal­ism. Sni­azhana Inanets was pre­vi­ous­ly a mem­ber of the TUT.BY team, but after it had been shut down by the author­i­ties, she worked for the Onlin­er media out­let.

    The fol­low­ing jour­nal­ists are in jail at the moment:

    Kat­siary­na Andreye­va
    Ihar Losik
    Kse­nia Lut­ski­na
    Andrei Ali­ak­san­drau
    Dzia­n­is Ivashyn
    Andrej Pachobut (Andrzej Poc­zobut)
    Mary­na Zolata­va, tut by
    Liud­mi­la Chek­ina, tut by
    Valer­i­ja Kast­si­u­go­va, edi­tor of «Belaru­sian Year­book», ana­lyst
    Ali­ak­san­dr Ivulin, edi­tor of Tribuna.by
    Yahor Martsi­novich, Nasha Niva
    Andrei Skurko, Nasha Niva
    Iri­na Lew­shy­na, direc­tor, edi­tor-in-chief of Bela­PAN
    Dzmit­ry Navazhy­law, ex-direc­tor of Bela­PAN
    Genadz Mazhei­ka, jour­nal­ist of «Kom­so­mol­skaya Prav­da in Belarus»
    Iry­na Slau­nika­va
    Andrei Kuznechyk, jour­nal­ist RFE/RL
    Siarhei Sat­suk, edi­tor of Ej.by
    Yury Hantsare­vich, Intex-press
    Dzmit­ry Luk­sha, cor­re­spon­dent «Khabar 24 TV»
    Kanstantsin Zalatykh, direc­tor of the news­pa­per «Belorusy i Rynok»
    Ales (Ali­ak­san­dr) Liu­bianchuk
    Yury Hlad­chuk, ABW.BY 
    Ivan Muraueu
    Pavel Mazhe­j­ka, Hrod­na
    Yauhen Merkis, Homiel
    Sni­azhana Inanets
    Ali­ak­san­dr Lychau­ka
    Dzmit­ry Sem­chanka, ex-jour­nal­ist ONT TV
    Andrei Famin, edi­tor of small-cir­cu­la­tion news­pa­pers «Ves­nik»
    Larysa Shchyrako­va, Homiel
    Siarhei Chyhryn, Slonim

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