Belsat journalists detained in Shklou, their phones seized

Three Belsat journalists were detained in Shklou. About three hours later they were released, but their phones were taken away.

Correspondents Stanislau Ivashkevich, Volha Ratmirava and cameraman Ivan Murauiou were detained in Shklou while making the investigative journalism program.

The detention took place at around 15:30.

At the time of detention, they had not even had time to start recording and to get the equipment out of the car. The journalists saw that they were being followed and decided to leave, but did not have time to do so.

At 7 p.m. it was reported that all three journalists were released from Shklou police precinct, but their phones were taken away. Both the reason for the detention and the reason for taking away the equipment are unknown.