Aleh Hruzdzilovich

RFE/RL reporter, released

Date of birth: 16 December 1958

Date of detention: 16 July 2021

Aleh Hruzdzilovich is a reporter working with RFE/RL's Belarus service.

In the summer of 2020, Hruzdzilovich actively covered social and political events in Belarus and hosted the RFE/RL's livestreams. In August 2020, he was deprived of his accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with most foreign journalists.

Aleh was detained on July 16, 2021 during mass searches of independent journalists in Minsk and other Belarusian cities. The journalist's apartment was searched, the equipment was confiscated, and then he was placed in a temporary detention center and was not released after 72 hours.

The journalist was released on July 26.

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