Mass detentions of Belsat journalists in Minsk

Police continue to hunt independent journalists.

As we reported earlier, our journalist Katsyaryna Andreyeva and cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou had been arrested. In the morning, the police hampered the work of Volha Czajczyc and Andrus Kozel. They were detained by the traffic police near their homes and released after their IDs were checked. But they were stopped again at the entrance to Minsk, Kozel was sent to a mental hospital.

It is also reported that Lyubou Lunyova, Ihar Ilyash and Stas Ivashkevich have been detained. Their phones are turned off, it is impossible to contact them. We will monitor the situation.

Also, we have registered an attack on Belsat website which started about an hour ago.

(UPD) As of 17:00 Minsk time, the police have released all Belsat TV contributors detained before the Freedom Day celebration.

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