Vyacheslav Lazarev - Justice for Journalists

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Vyacheslav Lazarev

Affiliated media: Belsat TV channel , Freelance journalist

Incident date: October 14, 2020

Attack type:

  • Court trial

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Belarusian Association of Journalists

Location: Belarus, Vitebsk

Additional information:

The security officials detained at least 43 media workers on October 11 while covering protests against the presidential election results. The journalist was detained and taken to the police department «to check the documents». There, he was drawn up an administrative report for alleged disobedience to the police (Article 23.4 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Belarus). He was held in the detention centre for three days until the trial. On October 14, the court found the journalist not guilty.