The by_help, «» and «Media Solidarity Belarus» are recognized as extremist formations

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На русском языке: Инициативы by_help, «Беларуcам.рl» и «Media Solidarity Belarus» признаны экстремистским формированием
На беларускай мове: Ініцыятывы by_help, «Беларуcам.рl» і Media Solidarity Belarus прызнаныя экстрэмісцкімі фарміраваннямі

The Ministry of Internal Affairs recognized the initiatives #BY_help, and Media Solidarity Belarus as extremist formations. This was reported in the telegram channel «GUBOP».

The message of the GUBOPiK states that the actions of the creators, leaders, as well as its participants form part of the crime provided for in Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus – «Creation of an extremist formation or participation in it» and provides for punishment of up to 7 years in prison.

We remind that the #BY_help initiative appeared in March 2017 on the wave of mass arrests. Since June 2020, it has been raising funds to help victims of repression in Belarus during the election campaign and after the 2020 presidential election: to pay fines, lawyers and medical services. The initiative «Belarusam.рl» connects the affected Belarusians and the initiatives to help refugees in Poland. And the Media Solidarity Belarus initiative supports independent Belarusian journalists, media workers and editorial offices of independent media who have been under pressure because of their professional activities.

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