Category : Statements
Belarus: Wave of detentions must end
Organisations have written to the president of Belarus to demand an end to recent wave of detentions of journalists, activists and opposition figures.
What is Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013?
Section 40 does not protect “ordinary” individuals as its advocates claim. It protects the rich and powerful and is a gift to the corrupt and conniving to silence investigative journalists – particularly media outfits that don’t have very deep pockets.