Vyacheslau Lazarau

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Belarusian court sentences journalist Vyacheslau Lazarau to 5.5 years on extremism charges

New York, September 25, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Belarusian court’s Monday sentencing of journalist Vyacheslau Lazarau to 5.5 years in prison for allegedly facilitating extremism. “Vyacheslau Lazarau’s sentencing to 5.5 years in prison demonstrates how the country’s ‘extremist’ laws have become the most frequent tool the Belarusian authorities use to jail journalists…

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Belarus authorities detain journalist Vyacheslau Lazarau on undisclosed charges

Paris, February 14, 2023 — Belarusian authorities should disclose the reason for the recent detention of journalist Vyacheslau Lazarau or free him immediately, and ensure that no members of the press are jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On February 9, law enforcement in the northeastern city of Vitebsk detained…

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