Yahor Martsinovich - Justice for Journalists

Yahor Martsinovich

Affiliated media: Nasha Niva , Editor-in-chief

Incident date: September 23, 2020

Attack type:

  • Administrative arrest, remand, pre-trial detention, prison

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Belarusian Association of Journalists

Location: Belarus, Minsk

Additional information:

The editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva was detained in the morning when he went out to walk his dog. His apartment was searched: all digital equipment, phones, flash drives, passports, and SIM cards were taken. The police officers said that a criminal case was initiated against him under Article 188 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (libel). The reason was the publication in Nasha Niva in which «the DJ of сhanges» Vlad Sakalouski claimed he had been beaten by the Deputy of the Minister of Internal Affairs Barsukou in the detention centre while serving his sentence. Martinovich was taken to the Investigative Committee, and after the interrogation, was sent to the detention centre for three days.