US admitting that terrorists use chemical weapons vindicates Damascus — senatorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 11:33
Kiev police fail to make protesters remove tents from streetsWorld October 20, 11:31
Lawmaker says Catalonia crisis jeopardizes EU’s foundationsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 10:56
US confirms terrorists in Syria use chemical weapons — Russian Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense October 20, 9:02
Russia-India military drills Indra-2017 kick off in VladivostokMilitary & Defense October 20, 8:56
Russian Pacific Fleet warships call at Philippines’ ManilaMilitary & Defense October 20, 8:09
Putin says excessive trust in Europe is Russia’s key mistake in past yearsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 21:03
Russia determined to contribute to Ukraine's unification — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 20:14
Situation surrounding North Korea highly dangerous, Putin saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 19, 19:59
MINSK, March 24. /TASS/. Several journalists, including from foreign mass media, have been detained by the police in Belarus’ capital city Minsk, as follows from an online Facebook broadcast.
Among those detained are journalists from France24 television channel, a correspondent from Ukraine’s Novoye Vremya (New Time) and reporters from Radio Liberty’s Belarusian desk.
According to a police officer, the journalists were detained to "clarify circumstance" and "establish identity."
At the moment of detention, the journalists were at the Minsk office of the Green Party which conducted a campaign to raise assistance to those detained in Minsk on March 15 after a rally in protest against an unpopular labor law.
Alexander Lastivsky, a spokesman for the Minsk police, told TASS the journalists will be released soon.
Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko signed a law, dubbed in the press as the "law against social parasites," in April 2015. The law requires all those who work less than 183 days a year to pay a levy of more than 200 U.S. dollars for "lost taxes" to help fund welfare policies. The law sparked off mass protests across the country.