During opposition rallies in Belarus detained 25 journalists

During opposition rallies in Belarus detained 25 journalists

Moscow. March 25. INTERFAX.RU — at least 25 journalists were arrested on Saturday in Belarus during opposition rallies, timed to the “Day of freedom”, most of them have already been released, reports the Belarusian Association of journalists (BAJ).

“As of 18:30 March 25 it is known that detained at least 25 people. 20 released,” — said in a statement posted on the official website of the BAJ.

The bulk of the detentions of journalists came to Minsk.

According to BAJ, are still detained Denis Ivashin (site InformNapalm), Alyaksandr Barazenka (Belsat), Dmitri Korenko (independent journalist), Nikita Yarosh (“Gantsevichi hour”), Anton Karliner (photographer from Russia).

Colleagues can’t find a British journalist Philip Warwick. No information about the arrest or about where he’s at, no Belarusian Association of journalists

In addition, in Vitebsk remains detained Artem Sizintsev (“Radio Radio”). Remain detained Elena Bychkova, Ivan Trivanovich and Larissa Shirakawa. According to BAJ, they were detained in Gomel.

Tomorrow, arrested activists and journalists will wake up in prisons, and no one will spoil the honeymoon of Lukashenka and the West pic.twitter.com/JlNdD4q9cy

— Franak Viačorka (@franakviacorka) 25 Mar 2017

As reported, on Saturday in Minsk, Gomel, Vitebsk, Grodno and Brest were the opposition rally, timed to the celebration of “freedom Day”. Only in Grodno and Brest actions were sanctioned by the authorities.

Guys blocked expensive about circus #2503march pic.twitter.com/CFkdLlQHEn

— Aliaksei Lithium (@a_lithium) 25 Mar 2017

The action in Minsk ended with mass arrests. According to human rights groups, hundreds of detainees. Towards evening the people began to release from the police, certain without a Protocol.