Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and activist of the Polish minority in Belarus, convicted in early February for 'inciting national hatred and rehabilitating Nazism' has appealed against his eight-year prison sentence.
Poland's foreign ministry on Tuesday condemned the Belarusian regime for ordaining the destruction of a mural commemorating Poland's 1920 victory over the Red Army in a Catholic church in western Belarus.
Restrictions on Polish hauliers and the expulsion of a Polish border guard liaison officer were announced by the Belarusian foreign ministry on Friday as retaliatory steps for Poland's closure of the Bobrowniki border crossing between the two countries.
Poland will demand that those responsible for convicting and jailing Andrzej Poczobut, a Polish-Belarusian activist, be placed on an EU sanctions list, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
The Polish prime minister has branded as “inhuman” an eight-year prison sentence handed down by a court in Belarus to a Belarusian-Polish journalist and minority activist.
A district court in the Belarusian town of Grodno has sentenced a Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist, Andrzej Poczobut, to eight years in prison.
The trial in Belarus of Polish minority activist and journalist Andrzej Poczobut is continuing, though the hearing has been moved from the circuit court to a local district court, PAP has learned.
The first day of the trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut on Tuesday before a court in Grodno, Belarus, closed without a hearing, and no further trial date has been announced.
The trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut, imprisoned by the Belarusian regime, began before the district court in Grodno on Monday, the Polish foreign ministry has said.
The Belarusian authorities have destroyed a Polish war grave containing the remains of four underground resistance soldiers killed by the Germans in 1943.