Journalist on trial for house demolition story (upd)

Homiel region court will hear today a case of journalist Larysa Shchyrakova, accused of violating the media legislation and being involved in “illegal production and distribution of media materials”.

A protocol has been drawn on Shchyrakova for the video story about the plans of authorities to demolish more than fifty private houses in Homiel, which caused resentment of local residents. The story appeared on Belsat TV.

The hearing will start at 16:00.

This is the fifth administrative case against the independent journalist this year. In total, she has been fined 2,576 rubles.

UPD: The hearing was adjourned until August 9th, because the witness did not turn up in court.

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