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Journalists for Radio Liberty detained during protests in Belarus

22.06.2020, 13:31
Photo credit: svaboda.org
Photo credit: svaboda.org

In Minsk, police detained Radio Svoboda journalist Oleksandra Dynko and cameraman Andriy Rabchyk during an election picket June 19, as Belarussian service of Radio Liberty reported.

The journalists were broadcasting live from the field. After the journalists were detained, the stream was interrupted.

The press service of the Minsk police said that the journalists had been detained for identification. During the incident, the journalists had the press cards about them, so their identities were known.

The journalists were later set free.

As IMI reported, on June 18, a court in the city of Grodno (Belarus) fined journalists of the independent Belsat TV channel Dmytro Mickiewicz and Serhiy Kovalyov, who had been detained for event-streaming the picket in support of Oleksandr Lukashenko.

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