Darya Chultsova

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Darya Chultsova
Дар’я Дзмітрыеўна Чульцова
Born (1997-02-20) February 20, 1997 (age 24)
CitizenshipBelarus
Alma materMogilev State A. Kuleshov University
Occupationjournalist

Darya Chultsova (Belarusian: Дар’я Дзмітрыеўна Чульцова,[1] Russian: Дарья Дмитриевна Чульцова) (born on February 20, 1997, in Shklow, Mogilev Region, Belarus) is a journalist from Belarus. She worked for the television channel Belsat TV. She showed the event at the place where Raman Bandarenka was beaten to death in 2020. She was arrested there on November 15, 2020, in Minsk.

Early life, education and career[change | change source]

She was born in Shklow. At an early age, she became interested in journalism. While at university, she worked for the website "Mogilev.Online". She studied in the Department of Journalism of Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University, finishing in 2020. In 2020, she moved to the TV channel Belsat and worked there as a journalist.[2]

Criminal procedure[change | change source]

Together with journalist Katsyaryna Andreeva, she became a person in a criminal case on organizing actions that attack public order.[3] Both showed the event of a cruel attack of the police at the place where Raman Bandarenka was beaten to death and the people stood to support the dead one live.[4][5] That took place at the "Square of Changes" ("Ploscha Peramen") in Minsk on November 15, 2020.[6]

She was not freed after the arrest there. Darya was moved to a prison in Zhodzina, where she was held until her court trial. On November 24, 2020, ten organizations (the Viasna Human Rights Centre, the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and others) made a joint statement.[7][8][9] It said that she is a political prisoner.[7][8][9]

At a Minsk court meeting led by the judge Natalia Buguk on February 18, 2021, Chultsova and Andreeva were sentenced to serve two years in prison for pushing 2020 Belarusian protests.[10][11]

On April 23, 2021, Minsk City Court said no to a request to call off or change the sentence.[12]

Reaction[change | change source]

On February 8, 2021, the US Embassy in Belarus made a statement. It asked to make Chultsova and Andreeva free.[13]

On February 15, 2021, support for the political prisoner was undertaken by Tony Lloyd, a member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.[14]

Following the sentencing, on February 18, 2021, President of Poland Andrzej Duda made a public call to make Chultsova and Andreeva free.[15]

Awards[change | change source]

Together with Katsyaryna Andreeva and Katsyaryna Barysevich on December 10, 2020, she was named Journalist of the Year (2020).[16][17][18]

Together with Katsyaryna Andreeva on March 10, 2021, she got the Award named after Dariusz Fikus by the Press Club Polska (Polish organization of journalists).[19]

Together with Katsyaryna Andreeva and Katsyaryna Barysevich, on April 9, 2021, she got the Ales Lipay (the person who made BelaPAN) Prize "Honor of Journalism."[20]

Together with Katsyaryna Andreeva on June 7, 2021, she got the Axel-Springer-Preis (a German award for young journalists).[21]

Together with Katsyaryna Andreeva on June 10, 2021, she got the Courage in Journalism Award.[22]

Thoughts[change | change source]

«[They are] strong in spirit, have no doubt in the right [of them], supported by friends, colleagues and the people that they do not know at all – such Katya and Dasha will be put in books," Aksana Kolb, editor-in-chief of Novy Chas, wrote two or three days before their sentencing.[23]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Васільева, Вольга (2021-02-09). "«Гэта і ёсць любоў да Беларусі». Як Даша Чульцова, якую судзяць за стрым, прыйшла ў журналістыку" (in Belarusian). Belsat. Archived from the original on 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  3. Mary, Ilyushina (2021-02-18). "Two journalists, 23 and 27, get two years in jail for live-streaming a protest in Belarus". CNN. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  4. Agencies, Minsk (2021-02-18). "Belarus jails two journalists who covered Lukashenko protest". The Guardian. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  5. "Two Belarusian journalists sentenced to two years in prison for doing their job". European Federation of Journalists. 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  6. Панкавец, Зміцер (2020-11-21). "Хто такая журналістка Кацярына Андрэева? Расказваюць яе муж і дзядуля" (in Belarusian). Nasha Niva. Archived from the original on 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Правозащитники признали политзаключенными журналисток Борисевич, Андрееву и Чульцову" (in Russian). BelaPAN. 2020-11-24. Archived from the original on 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Правозащитники признали журналисток Катерину Борисевич, Катерину Андрееву и Дарью Чульцову политзаключенными" (in Russian). MediaZona. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Журналисток TUT.BY и «Белсат» правозащитники назвали политзаключенными" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  10. Журналисток «Белсата» приговорили к 2 годам лишения свободы
  11. "Журналістак «Белсату» Андрэеву і Чульцову пакаралі 2 гадамі турмы за стрым з «плошчы Перамен». ФОТА і ВІДЭА" (in Belarusian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2021-02-18. Archived from the original on 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  12. "Суд пакінуў без зменаў вырак Кацярыне Андрэевай і Дар'і Чульцовай. Каці і Дашы ў зале не было" (in Belarusian). Belsat. 2021-04-23. Archived from the original on 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  13. "ЗША заклікалі вызваліць журналістак Кацярыну Андрэеву і Дар'ю Чульцову перад судом" (in Belarusian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2021-02-08. Archived from the original on 2021-03-16. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  14. "Members of Parliament from Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany take over godparenthood for Darya Chultsova, Viktar Aktsistau and Aleh Hrableuski". Libereco. 2021-02-15. Archived from the original on 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  15. "Польскі прэзыдэнт заклікаў улады Беларусі амніставаць асуджаных журналістак «Белсату»" (in Belarusian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2021-02-18. Archived from the original on 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  16. "Названы лауреаты Национальной правозащитной премии" (in Russian). Viasna Human Rights Centre. 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  17. "Есть такая профессия! "Журналистами года" правозащитники пр". Belarusian Partisan (in Russian). 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  18. "«Журналистами года» правозащитники назвали трех арестованных по уголовным делам журналисток, в том числе и Катерину Борисевич" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2020-12-10. Archived from the original on 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  19. "Кацярына Андрэева і Дар'я Чульцова сталі лаўрэаткамі прэміі імя Дар'юша Фікуса" (in Belarusian). Будзьма беларусамі!. 2021-03-10. Archived from the original on 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  20. "Катерина Борисевич, Катерина Андреева и Дарья Чульцова удостоены премии «Гонар журналістыкі»" (in Russian). Brestskaya Gazeta. 2021-04-09. Archived from the original on 2021-04-09. Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  21. "Axel-Springer-Preis an Nachwuchsjournalisten verliehen" (in German). Die Welt. 2021-06-07. Archived from the original on 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  22. "Журналистки Андреева и Чульцова стали лауреатами журналистской премии за мужество" (in Russian). Charter 97. 2021-06-10. Archived from the original on 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  23. Колб, Аксана (2021-02-12). "Помста за праўду". Novy Chas (in Belarusian) (6 (714)): 1.CS1 maint: date and year (link)

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