The number of journalists detained in Belarus has increased to seven. About it reports “Radio Freedom”.
In addition to the editor-in-chief of the online publication Tut.by Marina Zolotova, editor of the news Tut.by Anna Kaltygina and journalist of the Agency “BelaPAN” Tatyana Korovenkova reported earlier, police also detained Juliana Bobed, Galina Vlasic, Dmitry Bobryk and Anna Ermachenok, all the editorial staff Tut.by. The procedural status of the detainees has not yet been clarified.
Later daughter Galina Vlasic Valeria said that her mother was detained for three days.
“I got a call from the Investigative Committee, reported that the mother was detained under article 349 of the Penal code for three days. On the question of whether to contact her, said no, she took the cell phone. Also reported that she will be kept in the detention center on Akrestsina street, you can take a transfer”, she said.
Staff Tut.by confirmed that Zolotov and Kaltygina also detained for three days.
The investigative Committee of this information has not yet confirmed nor commented.
As a reminder, tonight at 7:00 am law enforcers came with a search warrant to the editor Tut.by. In addition, searches were conducted at the Agency “BelaPAN”, as well as the journalist of the Agency “BelaPAN” Tatyana Korovenkova.
Detention, according to the Investigative Committee suspected of hacking into the website of state news Agency “BelTA”.