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Katsyaryna Barysevich
Кацярына Анатольеўна Барысевіч
Born August 2, 1984 (1984-08-02) (age 36)
Citizenship Belarus
Alma mater Belarusian State University
Occupation journalist

Katsyaryna Barysevich (Belarusian: Кацярына Анатольеўна Барысевіч, Russian: Екатерина Анатольевна Борисевич) (born on 2 August 1984 in Staryya Darohi, Minsk Region, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is a journalist from Belarus. She worked for the website TUT.BY, European Radio for Belarus and other media. She wrote about the death Raman Bandarenka in 2020. She was arrested on November 19, 2020, in Minsk.

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On November 24, the human rights organization Amnesty International hamed her s a prisoner of conscience in the Bandarenka thing. On the same day, ten organizations (the Viasna Human Rights Centre, the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and others) made a joint statement. It said that she is a political prisoner. Boris Haretski, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, said that the authorities were not fighting the problem, but the media, “They think that if the press does not write about Bandarenka, people will not find out about it. Of course, they will know everything, but the media is still under attack."

She was named Journalist of the Year (2020).

On December 16, 2020, the support over the political prisoner was taken by Cem Özdemir, a member of the Bundestag.

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