: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus journalist on trial over report on protester’s death

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarussian court on Friday opened the trial of a journalist accused of revealing personal data in her report on the death of a protester, part of authorities’ efforts to stifle protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Katsiaryna Barysevich of the independent tut-by online news portal has been in custody since November, following the publication of an article in which she cited medical documents indicating that protester Raman Bandarenka died of severe injuries and wasn’t drunk — contrary to the authorities’ claim.

Bandarenka died in a hospital on Nov. 12 of brain and other injuries. The opposition alleged …read more

Source:: KXAN