At least nine journalists beaten up in crackdown 17 days ahead of presidential election

first_img Police in plain clothes beat up at least nine journalists who covered the arrest of main opposition candidate, Aleksandr Kozulin in the capital Minsk on 2 March. Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged by a violent crackdown in Belarus in the run-up to presidential elections, due in less than three weeks. News BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF_en to go further News “These incidents are unacceptable and fuel fears of a presidential election in a climate of terror, without a shred of freedom or democracy”, said Reporters Without Borders. “The international community should react to ensure that the poll is not marred by further brutality against the press and opposition,”Plain clothes police arrived in a bus to disperse the crowd as demonstrators and journalists gathered in front of the police station in Kastrychnitsky where Kozulin was being held. Several agents seized Oleg Ulevich (photo), Russian correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belorussii, while he was taking photos of the arrests of activists in front the of the police station.They threw him to the ground and kicked him where he lay. He was then taken to the Leninsky police station with a broken nose and numerous bruises to his face. He is currently in No. 9 hospital and is expected to stay there for at least four days for observation.Yulia Darashevich, Aleksandr Grits and Vasily Fedosenko, respectively photographers for the weekly Nasha Niva and news agencies AP and Reuters, were detained and then released after police examined the pictures they tried to take during the arrest.Andrey Maksimov, journalist for Aleksandr Kozulin’s press service and Dzmitry Brushko, journalist on weekly Belgazeta, were both also arrested for several hours.Plain clothes police tried to snatch a camera from a journalist working for the ByMedia.net agency before colleagues came to help.Sergei Pulsha, correspondent for BelaPAN agency was struck in the face by a police officer. Finally, Dmitry Madorsky, cameraman for Reuters, was also kicked and struck in the face and was taken to the city’s hospital no 10. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged by a violent crackdown in Belarus in the run-up to presidential elections, due in less than three weeks.Police in plain clothes beat up at least nine journalists who covered the arrest of main opposition candidate, Aleksandr Kozulin in the capital Minsk on 2 March. Opposition activists were also arrested. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus In another incident, three Ukrainian journalists of TV channels 1+1, Tonis and 5Kanal were refused entry to Belarus after arriving at the airport in Minsk. They had come to cover a demonstration in support of one of the opposition candidates, Aleksandr Milenkevich. News June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 At least nine journalists beaten up in crackdown 17 days ahead of presidential election Organisation last_img read more

Lucozade Boosts Eagles Energy Levels

first_imgThe remarkable results by the Eagles have ensured continuous outpouring of tributes from soccer-mad and happy Nigerians.PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS & FIXTURESMan City 5 – 0 LiverpoolArsenal 3 – 0 BournemouthBrighton 3 – 1 West BromEverton 0 – 3 TottenhamLeicester 1 – 2 ChelseaSouthampton 0 – 2 WatfordStoke City 2 – 2 Man UnitedBurnley vs Crystal Palace 1:30pmSwansea vs Newcastle 4pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After the heartache of failed attempts to qualify for recent soccer tournaments, the Super Eagles of Nigeria seem to have found sure footing in the current qualifying rounds for the Russia 2018 World Cup.Displaying stamina and dexterity during their last two-legged tie against Cameroon who are the reigning African champions, it was gathered that the Eagles improved their fitness levels with Lucozade sports drink, which helped the team secure a first leg victory and a precious second-leg draw against their familiar foes.This was showcased by Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechuckwu Ezenwa, who replenished his energy levels during the cagey affair, after surviving a chest-clattering tackle from an overzealous Cameroonian attacker during the second leg in Yaounde.last_img read more