The Committee to protect journalists called on the Belarusian authorities not to interfere with the press

international non-governmental organization “Committee to protect journalists” (CPJ) based in new York, addressed the Belarusian authorities with an appeal not to interfere with journalists covering events in the country and investigate cases of attacks on media workers.

As stated in the Committee’s statement on Sunday from the actions of the security forces have suffered at least four journalists covering the protests, at least five were arrested. Monday was detained at least three journalists in Hrodna. The statement stressed that the police attacked the journalists must be held accountable.

Meanwhile, the editorial Board of the Belarusian newspaper “Nasha Niva” reported on the detention of its chief editor Yegor martinović. In Telegram-channel version States that martinović has come SMS with the SOS message. “It means that he is detained”, — said the journalists. It is known that Martinovic was returning home by car after work on the protests in Minsk. Law enforcement has not yet commented on the situation.

it was Also reported that on Monday evening the journalist of “Nasha Niva” Natalia Lubnevsky was wounded in the leg at the protest.

we will Remind, on Sunday in Minsk and other Belarusian cities began mass protests after the presidential election. In clashes with the security forces suffered about a hundred people, some required hospitalization. On Monday, the protests continued. As reported, the candidate of the United opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski did not recognize the victory of Lukashenko, saying that he had received in the elections of 9 August, approximately 80% of the votes. The CEC has counted it only 10% have re-elected President — a little more than 80%.