Ukrainian journalist detained in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

“I am an accredited journalist and I work legally in Minsk,” Krystyna Berdianskykh said
18:46, 24 March 2017

Open source

Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskykh was detained in Minsk. She reported this on her Facebook page.

She also wrote:

“Minsk. 4 Fabritsius street. Relatives came here to pass parcels to the detained (during the march of “freeloaders” – ed.). Police patrol arrived. They say a crime was reported. Personal information of 13 people was taken. Including mine. I am an accredited journalist and I work legally in Minsk. They do not let anybody go. And apparently they don’t know what to do with us. They were told to wait.There is a blue bus nearby. We were told to go in there.”

Later a message saying that people together with Kristina Berdynskykh are transported to the district department of Internal Ministry of Minsk.

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Several minutes ago the journalist wrote that they were taken “to clarify the circumstances to the department of Internal Ministry.”

“We were told we’re not detained. That we were taken here to clarify the circumstances. They do not let us leave the bus,” she noted.

Earlier it was reported that Moscow police detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk. "We were detained, taken to local police station to check the "legality" of the filming," - he wrote.

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