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Andrei Tolchyn

Belarus detains journalist Andrei Tolchyn on extremism charges

New York, September 28, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the 72-hour detention of Belarusian journalist Andrei Tolchyn on extremism charges. “Belarusian authorities continue to detain journalists on spurious grounds, with their preferred weapon being extremism charges,” Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator said on Thursday. “Authorities should drop all charges against…

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Fireworks illuminate the sky to end the festivities of the centenary of Finnish independence in Helsinki, Finland on December 6, 2017. Finnish police searched the Helsinki home of journalist Laura Halminen on December 17, 2017. (Lehtikuva/ Vesa Moilanen/ Reuters)

Finnish police search journalist’s home following article on intelligence monitoring

Brussels, December 19, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Finnish authorities not to take action that could limit the flow of information to the public. Finnish police on December 17 searched the Helsinki home of journalist Laura Halminen, who had recently co-authored an article about a classified intelligence monitoring program, according to news…

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