Alena Shabunya - Justice for Journalists

Alena Shabunya

Affiliated media: Belsat TV channel , Freelance journalist

Incident date: October 15, 2020

Attack type:

  • Court trial

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Belarusian Association of Journalists

Location: Belarus, Vitebsk

Additional information:

The court found the journalist guilty of participating in an unauthorized street protest based on the police report and fined her a large sum. The judge didn't consider Alena Shabunya's explanations that she was present at the action as a journalist and had an editorial assignment.