November 15, 2021 marked a year since Belsat journalists Katerina Andreeva (Bakhvalova) and Daria Chultsova were detained
. They were sentenced to two years in prison for a live stream from the 'Square of Changes' in Minsk: the court considered live streaming of events 'coordinating protests'.
Katerina and Daria were recognized as political prisoners.
On April 7, 2022 Katerina's family became aware that a new charge had been brought against the journalist: "treason against the state". The trial was held in closed session. On July 13, 2022 the Gomel Regional Court found Katerina Andreeva guilty and sentenced her to eight years in a penal colony.
On September 3, 2022, Daria Chultsova was released from the Gomel women's colony No. 4. The journalist has completely served her sentence.
We are telling the journalists' stories together with their relatives, colleagues and friends.