Belarusian authorities detain journalist over interview about Andrey Zeltsar

Henadz Mazheyka. Photo: Gennadiy Mojeiko / Facebook

“Viasna” human rights activists have learned about the detention of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” journalist Henadz Mazheika.

The blogger Anton Matolka reports that the journalist was detained on October 1 in Moscow. His apartment was reportedly searched. The search warrant said the articles of part 3 of Article 130 (“Incitement of social hatred”) and Article 369 (“Insulting a representative of authorities”) of the Criminal Code.

Henadz was later found in the list of people held in Minak jail.

The name of Henadz Mazheika was mentioned under the article in which Andrei Zeltsar‘s acquaintance spoke positively about him. After that, the site of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” in Belarus was blocked by the authorities.