Press Club BelarusPress under pressure
The Press Under Pressure project was created by the Press Club Belarus team in the fall 2020 and still can't be deemed completed. The number of affected journalists keeps growing, stories added and continued.

Repressions against journalists in Belarus 2020–2022

Beatings, injuries, detentions. Searches, arrests, court hearings, prisons. Website blocks, refusal to print and distribute, revocation of credentials…

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Case of Aleh Hruzdzilovich

"We talked for a minute or so and then I heard loud noises, men speaking and Aleh asked, 'What's going on? Who are you?' And we were disconnected. We came to a subjective conclusion that they retaliated for all the years of Aleh's work. Both his and Radio Liberty's because he reported from courtrooms, from rallies."

Case of Aleh Hruzdzilovich

Case of Valeriya Kastsiuhova

"After a search in our flat, they took all the equipment and detained Valeriya. KGB officers asked her, 'Why didn't you leave?' And she said it was her principled decision to stay. The regime requires servile loyalists, conformists. Anyone who doesn't fit the 'obedient Belarusian' pattern is inconvenient for the authorities. Valeriya most evidently doesn't."

Case of Valeriya Kastsiuhova

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