Slutsk District Court arrested the chief editor and owner of Infa-Kurier, Siarhei Stankevich, and his deputy Aleh Rubchenia for 15 days for defying the police, the Belarusian Association of Journalists reports.
According to the BAJ, the trial was held in Slutsk District Police Department. Family and colleagues were not allowed to the hearing.
On 15 March, the newspaper's office was searched. All present workers were forced to sign a nondisclosure statement. The media equipment was seized.