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Security Forces Conducted Over 60 Raids on Belarusian Journalists in 10 Days

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According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), more than 60 raids on the offices and apartments of media representatives were conducted in the country over the past 10 days.

“Over the past 10 days, 63 raids on the offices and apartments of journalists were conducted. A total of 107 raids have been conducted since the beginning of the year,” reads the statement by the Association.

The BAJ also reports that the editorial staff of the Mogilev portal 6tv.by left Belarus. Journalists are abroad but do not plan to stop working. However, the project had to remove a part of the video content

As a reminder, on 16 July, Belarusian security forces raided the apartment of Ales Dashchynski, a correspondent of RFE/RL’s Belarus Service. Currently, the journalist must be in a detention centre at Okrestina Street.

On 18 July, Yegor Martinovich, the Nasha Niva editor-in-chief, was not released from the detention centre, although the period of his detention had expired.

According to the expanded information provided by the BAJ, journalists of such media outlets and organisations as Nasha Niva, TUT.BY, TAM.BY, Belsat, Tribuna, Nasha Hystorya, etc. also remain behind the bars.

Natalia Tolub

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