NEXTA to investigate crimes of Lukashenko regime
The opposition telegram channel Nexta will no longer coordinate protests rallies in Belarus, but will focus on investigating the crimes of Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
The founder of the project Stepan Putylo said it interviewed by Deutsche Welle, as Ukrinform reported.
Putylo noted that his team did not plan to release an investigative film about Lukashenko's property and abuse during the spring protests. But the project is expected to be continued in the coming weeks.
"We have changed tactics. We no longer help people coordinate protests. In August, as the internet was blocked, they asked us to help coordinate their actions a bit, to tell them where someone was going. Now we have moved away from it, because people are self-organizing, ”Putylo said.
It will be recalled that on March 8, Belarusian journalist Stepan Putylo and the team of the Telegram channel Nexta released on YouTube a film-investigation about the property of Alexander Lukashenko entitled “Lukashenko. Gold mine".
As IMI reported, on November 16, 2020, Belarus sent a note to Poland demanding to extradite the founders of Nexta Stepan Putyl and Roman Protasevich as soon as possible.
On November 5, 2020, the Investigative Committee charged them of organizing mass riots in the country.
On October 20, 2020, the Central District Court of Minsk recognized the Nexta Live telegram channel and the Nexta logo as extremist materials.
The telegram channel Nexta Live, which covers the protests in Belarus, changed its name to "Nekhta-Live" after a Minsk court recognized his logo as "extremist material."
Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus opened proceedings against Stepan Putyl, and put him on wanted list. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Putyla is accused of organizing mass riots.
In August 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia put on wanted list Stepan Putylo.
The Nexta Live telegram channel became the main source of information about the protests in Belarus.
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