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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 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

Case of Natalia Lubnevskaya

“Most of us wore blue Press vests, and we all had special badges. It was clearly visible that we were not participants in the event. The man firing was standing ten meters away from me: he took aim, and decided that it was okay to shoot at an unarmed person who was at work who had neither threatened him with anything, nor even seen him.”

Case of Natalia Lubnevskaya

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