JFJ Condemns State Harassment against Andrei Bastunets, Chairman of BAJ

London, December 15 – Today, the chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) Andrei Bastunets was summoned for questioning by the Investigative Committee of Belarus . 

Bastunets is to be interrogated at 10:00 am GMT+3 on December, 16 as a witness in a criminal case, instigated under Article 361 of the Criminal Code (calls to actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus). 

The Justice for Journalists (JFJ) condemns the ongoing pressure on journalists, bloggers and media workers in Belarus and is calling the international community to closely monitor each case of the state harassment against the independent media in Belarus.