The official statement by Belsat TV channel regarding the verdict passed in the case of journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova:
“It is unavoidably obvious that the Belarusian regime has committed a crime by sentencing Belsat journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova to two years in prison over performing their professional duties. It is nothing but a breach of both Belarusian law and international norms.
Belsat TV strongly condemns the Belarusian authorities’ dishonourable act and demands the immediate release of Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova.
We call on fellow journalists from the European Union, the United States, the entire democratic community to show solidarity with our journalists by reporting on their situation, by spreading information about their imprisonment, by encouraging influential politicians of your countries to put in place important steps which might contribute to setting Katsyaryna and Darya free.”