Belarus authorities raid offices of independent media outlet
19 May 2021 | 11:18 am
Tut.by is widely regarded as the biggest independent news portal in Belarus. Its journalists have faced jail or harrassment from authorities in the past. Now, their offices have been raided by investigators.
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