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Belarus: Journalists covering the protests can be equated with their participants

“The bill must be submitted to the House of Representatives tomorrow. We will examine it, “H. Davydzka told the Interfax news agency.

He clarified that this is an amendment to the media law, according to which, a journalist can be equated with a participant in the campaign.

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“If the event is not sanctioned and a journalist works at it, he is a priori is its participant. Journalists usually receive accreditations for sanctioned events, “said H. Davydzka.

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Unprecedented protests have been going on in Belarus for more than half a year over the August 9 elections, which were won by authoritarian leader Lukashenko, who has ruled the country since 1994. The opposition and Western countries consider these elections to be rigged.

Belarusian authorities have arrested a chain of opposition leaders, some of whom have been forced to leave the country.

Protesters are demanding Lukashenko’s resignation, the release of political prisoners and new elections. As the force structures fiercely suppressed the protests, they moved from the streets to the courtyards and are taking place in various districts of Minsk.

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Despite the sanctions imposed by the European Union for repression, Mr Lukashenko and his comrades are firmly committed. Since 1994, 10 million. the leader of the country with an iron fist claims to have endured a Western-fueled “revolution.”



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