Five Belsat journalists still behind bars


The other day the world celebrated the International Television Day. This year, five of our colleagues had to celebrate their professional holiday behind bars. These are Katsyaryna Andreyeva, Daria Chultsova, Alyaksandr Sidareuski, Artsyom Lyava and Yauhen Shapchyts. In total, two dozen independent journalists have been imprisoned in Belarus. This is how the authorities are trying to prevent the spread of information. However, despite the administrative and even criminal prosecution, we continue to cover the events in Belarus every day.

The journalist of Belsat Katsyaryna Andreyeva, who was charged with a criminal offense several days ago, was later transferred to the temporary detention center in Akrestsin Street.

It was reported that Darya Chultsova was also transferred to the detention center on Akrestsin Street. But they do not share a cell with Katsyaryna.

Three more of our colleagues, Alyaksandr Sidareuski, Artsyom Lyava and Yauhen Shapchyts, celebrated their professional holiday – the World Television Day – behind bars.