Human rights activists demanded release of the detainees in Belarus journalists

Detained during protests in Belarus, the journalists should be immediately released. This was stated by the representative of the Board of the human rights organization “reporters without borders” (RSF) Michael Radishes, quoted by DW.

He noted that the EU needs to influence the Belarusian authorities in order to comply with the freedom of expression and allow journalists to freely carry out their work.

the human rights Activist added that the Belarusian government “is doing everything to prevent media coverage of election campaigns of opposition.” With the start of the campaign detained dozens of reporters, including those that are accredited, noted in an official statement, RSF.

Recall, after the term of registration of candidates in presidents of Belarus of 19 July, in Minsk and other cities held protests, during which, as reported by the media, was arrested more than 270 people, including at least 14 journalists of “Radio Liberty”, Euroradio, Internet portals, and others. A number of reporters were sentenced to 10-15 days of arrest for participation in the shares.

the presidential Elections in Belarus must pass 9 Aug. “To compete” with the current country’s leader Alexander Lukashenko decided Victor Babariko. However, on 18 June it became known that Babariko arrested in the “case of Belgazprombank” — this credit organization he previously led.

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