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  • Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn detained in Hrodna. Police search his home

    Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn was detained in his apartment at about 6 p.m. Before that, a blue minivan parked near the apartment block.

    The search of journalist Dzianis Ivashin ended late at night, Dzianis was placed in the KGB detention center.

    Now there are 10 journalists  behind bars in Belarus.

    Ivashyn’s moth­er says he was detained by KGB offi­cers. They are search­ing the apart­ment.

    Ivashyn is an inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist. In Belarus, he workes with the Novy Chas news­pa­per. The last arti­cle that he pub­lished in Novy Chas was about for­mer Ukrain­ian «Berkut» (riot police) offi­cers suc­cess­ful­ly land­ed  jobs in Belaru­sian police forces.

    He is also a jour­nal­ist and edi­tor of the Belaru­sian ser­vice of Inform­Na­palm web­site.

    BAJ demands imme­di­ate release of Dzya­nis Ivashin and all jour­nal­ists! We will con­tin­ue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion in Grod­no.

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