— Belsat in English (@Belsat_Eng) March 23, 2017
Over the last two weeks, the Belarus police have detained twice as many journalists as over the past year. It is the reporters livestreaming non-parasite rallies who are the main target of the security services. Belsat TV journalists and contributors have repeatedly come under fire as well. On March 18, the police staged a real hunt for Belsat reporters all over the country. In March, some of our reporters were detained even five times.
In different regions of the country, police beat them, drew up protocols, broke and seized equipment, threatened with death. Our journalist Volia Czajczyc says that police officers ordered her to remove clothes in front of the camera. According to Belsat TV contributor Larysa Shchyrakova, Homiel policemen promised to put him into a boarding school unless she stopped reporting.