“On August 8, the Central Administration of the Investigation Committee released three Realt.by journalists – Igor Tucha, Maria Soroka, Elena Maslovska and Chief Editor Vladislav Kuletsky. The investigators took away computers and laptops from the office,” the message says.
It was noted that all of them signed a pledge of secrecy.
As we reported, searches and detentions in Tut.by and BelTA took place on August 7.
The detainees are Maryna Zolotova, Chief Editor in online news agency Tut.by, Anna Kaltyhyna, news editor in Tut.by and Tatyana Korovenkova, the journalist in BelaPAN agency. Searches also started in BelaPAN agency.
It should be noted that Tut.by is a big independent Belarusian online-portal covering 42% of all Internet-users in Belarus.