Founder of Info Belarus, Isabel Sommerfeld, shows her
solidarity with the detained Belarusian journalist. Photo: Free to publish.

The Belarusian journalist Anton Surapin faces five years in prison for publishing photos of the Swedish teddy bear action, where teddy bears with messages of freedom were thrown out of an airplane over Belarus. According to the Swedish PR company Studio Total, behind the soldarity act, they haven’t been speaking to Surapin before the act took place. Still, the dictatorial regime accuses the journalist for ”helping foreigners to cross the border illegally”, a charge that comes with a sentence of three to five years in prison.

Once again, Lukashenka is silencing independent journalists, for doing their job.

Freedom for Anton Surapin!