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  • A court in Belarus has sentenced two journalists to two years in prison after they filmed live coverage of the protests against President Alexander Lukashenko for a new channel based in Poland.

  • Cat Serena and driver Andrea Eltsova Ah, Belarus nationals who worked for Bell Sad.

  • They were arrested at an apartment in November from where they had been filming protests taking place over the death of a protester who was killed several days earlier.

  • Their detention has been condemned by international human rights organizations.

  • The two journalists appeared in a cage at the hearing on Thursday, making V for victory signs.

  • Both pleaded not guilty after being accused of orchestrating the demonstrations by filming them.

  • Mobile phones, microphones, video cameras and flash drives were all presented as evidence by the prosecution.

  • The New York based Committee to Protect Journalists has called the charges quote absurd and said that they should be dropped immediately.

  • More than 33,000 people have been detained after protests against Lukashenko's rule following an election last August that opponents say was rigged to keep him in power.

A court in Belarus has sentenced two journalists to two years in prison after they filmed live coverage of the protests against President Alexander Lukashenko for a new channel based in Poland.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/19
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