Nikolai Markevich - Justice for Journalists

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Nikolai Markevich

Affiliated media: , Journalist

Incident date: June 21, 2022

Attack type:

  • Prosecution for extremism, links with terrorists, inciting hatred, high treason, calling for the overthrow of the constitutional order, rehabilitation of Nazism (2)

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Mediazona

Location: Belarus, Grodno

Additional information:

In the afternoon, the security forces detained journalist Nikolai Markevich. The Central Police Station of the Ministry of Internal Affairs likely detained him. Details and reasons for the detention are unknown. Markevich is one of the founders and chief editor of the newspaper «Pagonia». In 2002 he was convicted for two years of restriction of freedom for slander against Lukashenko. On June 24, the court arrested the journalist for ten days of administrative arrest for releasing «extremist materials». He was hospitalized 24 hours before his arrest ended.