The Polish government has refused to rule out the imposition of further sanctions on Belarus over an eight-year prison sentence slapped on a prominent Polish minority activist in Belarus, an interior minister has said.
Poland will close its border with Belarus to Belarusian and Russian freight vehicles from June 1 until further notice, owing to the Belarusian Supreme Court upholding an eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Belarusian-Polish activist.
The Polish Interior Ministry has announced the closure of Poland’s border with Belarus to Russian and Belarusian freight vehicles until further notice owing to the Belarusian Supreme Court upheld an eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Belarusian-Polish activist.
Poland will put sanctions on hundreds of “representatives of the Belarusian regime” after the Belarusian Supreme Court upheld an eight-year prison sentence on Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and Polish minority leader, the Polish interior minister announced on Friday.
The Belarusian Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and Polish minority leader, against an eight-year prison sentence.
An appeal by Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and Polish minority leader who has been sentenced to eight years in prison, will be heard by the Belarusian Supreme Court on Friday.
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The Polish Foreign Ministry has appealed to Minsk to free all political prisoners, including a Polish minority activist.
The Polish interior minister has said that the Polish-Belarusian border crossing in Bobrowniki, north-eastern Poland, will remain closed as long as Andrzej Poczobut, a Belarusian-Polish journalist and minority activist, remains in prison.
Poland is close to persuading the EU to impose sanctions on Belarus over the sentencing of opposition figures, the government's spokesman said on Thursday.