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25 journalists detained in Belarus during Saturday opposition protests

25 journalists detained in Belarus during Saturday opposition protestsAt least 25 journalists were detained in Belarus on Saturday during opposition protests timed to the Day of Will, and most of them have already been released, the Belarusian Association of Journalists said.

This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"As of 6:30 p.m. on March, there was information that at least 25 people were detained. Twenty have been released," the Belarusian Association of Journalists said in a report posted on its official website.

Most of the detentions of journalists occurred in Minsk.

According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the journalists who now remain in detention are Denis Ivashin (website

InformNapalm), Alexander Borozenko (Belsat), Dmitry Korenko (independent journalist), Nikita Yarosh (Gantsevichsky Chas), and Anton Karlinger ( a photographer from Russia).

"The colleagues cannot find British journalist Filip Warwick. There is no information on his detention or on where he is and what happened to him," the association said.

Artyom Sizintsav (Radio Ratsiya) remains in detention in Vitebsk.

Yelena Bychkova, Ivan Yarivanovich and Larisa Shchirakova also remain in detention. According to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, they were detained in Gomel.

According to earlier reports, opposition rallies timed to the celebration of the day of Will were held in Minsk, Gomel, Vitebsk, Grodno and Brest on Saturday. The rallies were authorized by the authorities only in Grodno and Brest.

The rallies held in Minsk ended in detentions. According to human rights activists, hundreds of people were detained. Closer to the evening, the people started being released from police stations, some without any protocols.
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