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In Belarus, Infa-Kurier newspaper stops publication following ‘extremist’ label

Paris, April 11, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday expressed grave concern about news that independent Belarusian newspaper Infa-Kurier stopped its work on Saturday, April 8, after Belarusian authorities labeled the outlet’s content “extremist.” The decision to stop the outlet’s work also came after several of its journalists were detained, and its offices were…

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Belarus orders 3 journalists detained for 15 days

Paris, March 27, 2023—Belarusian authorities should drop all charges against journalists Dzmitry Suslau, Syarhei Stankevich, and Aleh Rubchenya, and free them immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On March 17, a court in the central city of Slutsk ordered Stankevich, the chief editor of the local independent newspaper Infa-Kurier, and Rubchenya, the paper’s…

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Authorities detain journalists throughout Belarus, 5 remain in custody

Paris, March 16, 2023 — Belarusian authorities should release all journalists held for their work and stop harassing and intimidating members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Since March 10, authorities have detained at least seven journalists throughout the country, five of whom remain in custody, and raided the office of…

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