Belarus: Whistle-blower doctor and journalist who exposed disinformation both prosecuted

Index Number: EUR 49/3384/2020

The authorities in Belarus have arrested and opened criminal proceedings against a medical doctor and a journalist who published information about the recent death of a peaceful protester, and exposed what appears to be an official cover-up of his killing. They are both prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the exercise of their right to freedom of expression, and must be immediately and unconditionally released and the criminal proceedings against them ended.

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