Belarus: IFJ and also EFJ need immediate launch of Andrei Alexandrov as well as other reporters sent to prison

Andrei Alexandrov has been detained as part of a criminal case started by the Minsk City Examination Committee. He is thought about as a suspect under post 342 of the Belarusian Wrongdoer Code for “organization as well as prep work of actions, grossly going against public order, or active involvement in them.”

In 2009-2012, Andrei Alexandrov was the Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Organization of Reporters ( BAJ), the IFJ/EFJ affiliate in Belarus. He has actually also helped civil liberty organisations Index on Censorship and also Post 19. He later on established the news portal Journalby.Eight other reporters are still behind bars in Belarus, just for doing their work: Ekaterina Andreeva Daria Chultsova Ekaterina Borisevich

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  • Sharko Sergey Alshevsky Peter Slutsky Ksenia Lutskina” We call, once more, on the global area to demand the immediate release of our coworkers,” claimed EFJ General Assistant Ricardo Gutiérrez.” The raid on the BelaPAN content workplace on 14 January shows that
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suppression. We get in touch with the OSCE, the Council of Europe and also the European Union to act versus those in charge of selecting scams and the repression of people and reporters.”” This never ending targeting of Belarusian journalists need to quit immediately. We require the prompt launch of our coworkers behind bars who are all held under made charges. Quit this witch hunt currently,” claimed Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General Assistant.