Journalist Covering Protests in Belarus Sentenced to Prison for 'Treason to the Country'
Katsiaryna Andreyeva, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison in February 2021, was sentenced to a new prison term on charges of covering and reporting on protests in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison in February 2021 for following and covering the protests against President Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus, was sentenced to 8 years and 3 months in prison shortly before her first sentence expires.
Belsat reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva was sentenced to two years in prison, along with her colleague Darya Chultsova, in February last year, on charges of recording protests against President Lukashenko in Belarus.
A Belarusian court sentenced Andreyeva, who works at the Polish-based news channel Belsat, to 8 years and 3 months in prison for another trial, shortly before the end of her 2-year prison sentence. Journalist Andreyeva, 28, faces a new prison sentence for 'treason'.
Exiled Leader Criticizes Lukashenko Regime
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the exiled Belarusian opposition leader, said in a statement on her social media account, "It makes me very angry to see the regime taking revenge on those who dare to resist. Katsiaryna Andreyeva showed the world the truth about the brutality of the regime.'' said.
Amnesty International, on the other hand, described journalist Andreyeva's trial as "political" and "fake" in a statement on the case.