18 August 2017, Friday, 10:31

British journalist not allowed to enter Belarus

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A Channel 4 News journalist Jonathan Rugman was taken off the train at Belarusian border.

He reported of that on his Twitter account.

“I've been banned from Belarus. Taken off the train and sent packing. The Lukashenka regime in the spotlight Channel 4 News tonight”, - Jonathan Rugman wrote.

“"Let them come, let them look, we won't hide anything" (Lukashenko, April 22). Why did you throw me out of Belarus then?” , - the journalist asks.

We would remind that before the Ice Hockey World Championship a Swedish human rights activist Martin Uggla, the leader of the youth wing of Norway’s Christian Democratic Party Emil Andre Erstad and the organization’s international advisor Line Nordhavg were not let in Belarus. Police also put obstacles in the work of international journalists in Minsk. Thus, policemen interfered in the work of the Finish YLE channel’s filming crew as they were making interview with Minsk residents.