Belarus: Human rights organisations call for end to attacks on journalists
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During the six weeks following the presidential election over 170 journalists were detained. There were 52 cases where journalists faced beatings and damage to (or seizure of) their equipment. Two journalists were wounded.

Victims speaking to Human Rights Watch described beatings, prolonged stress positions, electric shocks and rape. Their serious injuries included broken bones, cracked teeth, skin wounds, electrical burns, and mild traumatic brain injuries.

Those detained were secretary, poet, and translator Hanna Komar; project manager, poet, and translator Uladzimir Liankievic; and translator Siarzh Miadzvedzeu.