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Journalists in Belarus detained for long terms

16.11.2020, 17:42
Photo credit: Radio Liberty
Photo credit: Radio Liberty

24 journalists detained during the protests remain behind bars in Belarus, as Radio Liberty reported. 

Trials are underway in the cases of those detained during last week's protests.

Andriy Rabchyk, detained on Sunday in Minsk, was sentenced to 15 days in jail on Monday. Maria Yaromi, the editor of the special projects department of the Tut.By portal, was given 13 days of imprisonment under the article on violation of the order of organizing or holding mass events. Her sentence was passed by the Central District Court of Minsk. Yaroma was detained on November 13, when solidarity pickets were held in Minsk in memory of Roman Bondarenko. At the hearing, Yaroma pleaded not guilty.

The whereabouts of the detainee Igor Karneyev, contributor for Belarusian service of Radio Liberty, who had been arrested on November 15 together with his wife is still unknown.

As IMI reported, on November 15, 24 journalists were detained during protests in Belarus . 

More than 300 violations of journalists' rights have been recorded in Belarus since the presidential election, and more than 400 violations of such rights since the beginning of the year. As of the end of October, such data were provided by the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ).

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