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Belarusian Authorities “Liquidate” Leading Media Freedom Organization

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image  The door of the Belarusian Association of Journalists main office in Minsk, Belarus on June 2021 © 2021 BAJ On August 27, the Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the appeal by the Justice Ministry to strip the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) of its official registration. Formal “liquidation” of the prominent group, which has worked tirelessly for 25 years to protect the rights of journalists, is a heavy blow to independent press in Belarus. The Justice Ministry first notified the BAJ on June 21 of an audit and demanded the submission of thousands of documents…

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