Two journalists for Belsat detained
The Soviet District Court of Minsk (Belarus) arrested journalists with Belsat Lyubov Lunyova and Dmytro Soltan for 10 and 15 days, respectively. The court made such a decision on February 10, as Belsat reported.
Journalists are charged with disorderly conduct (article 17.1). They were detained on February 8, when they filmed a story near the Minsk Philharmonic Hall
The journalists allegedly "expressed dissatisfaction with the work of representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, obstructed the work of police officers, spoke loudly, and called police officers members of hit squads and fascists." According to the edition, the usual witness of the Soviet District Department of Internal Affairs, district police officer Mykita Belsky, testified in the case.
As IMI reported, on December 7, 2020, in Minsk (Belarus), a court fined a journalist of the Polish TV channel Belsat, Lyubov Lunyova, pleading guilty to allegedly participating in an unauthorized rally that day.
Belsat TV journalist Lyubov Lunyova, who was detained on December 7 in Minsk on the March of Wisdom, was sent to the hospital.