Police detain Belsat TV cameraman to prevent him from doing his job

Immediately after the arrest, the cameraman’s phone became unavailable.

Belsat TV cameraman Aliaksandr Barazenka was detained on the morning of May 9th. He informed his editors about it at 8:49.

It was reported that Barazenka was taken to the Pukhavichy police station. The car where he was driving was stopped by the traffic police. He was taken in for additional inspection.

Around 12:00 Aliaksandr Barazenka was released. According to him, traffic policemen stopped the car he was driving to check whether the car was stolen. The suspicions of traffic policemen were caused by the car’s vin number. The car was given back to Barazenka after explanations.

Photo taken from the FB account of Barazenka.

Barazenka also said that immediately after the detention his phone was blocked — although there is money on the phone account. When the cameraman was released, the phone started working again.

Aliaksandr Barazenka was planning on filming the anti-parade organized in Baranavichy by the supporters of the local blogger Siarhey Tsikhanouski.