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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A spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry has said that the “unfounded” charges levelled against the leader of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZBP) have been dropped.
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 European Parliament (EP) on Thursday condemned the Belarusian authorities' continued persecution of the country's democratic opposition, including members of the Polish minority.