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Belarusian Authorities Move to Silence Leading Media Outlet

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Marina Zolotova, editor-in-chief of independent news website, speaks to the media after the announcement of her sentence for illegally obtaining information from a state-run news agency, in Minsk, Belarus on March 4, 2019. © 2019 Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters This week Belarusian authorities took yet another step in their relentless campaign to stifle independent media. This time their target is TUT.BY, one of the country’s largest news outlets. On the morning of May 18, police searched TUT.BY’s offices in Minsk and five other cities. Law enforcement also raided…

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