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  • Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference

    On Thursday. freelance photographer Tatsyana Kapitonava was detained at Startup Family coworking in Minsk, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.

    She was film­ing the Emerge con­fer­ence, when police­men appeared at the venue. Accord­ing to eye­wit­ness­es, the goal of their vis­it was detain­ing the jour­nal­ist.

    The woman was tak­en to Savet­s­ki dis­trict police depart­ment; an admin­is­tra­tive case was ini­ti­at­ed against her. The police offi­cers refuse to reveal what Tat­syana is accused of.

    Then she was trans­ferred to the noto­ri­ous deten­tion cen­tre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at week­ends, she is like­ly to be tried on May, 14.

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