What about Andrzej Poczobut? “I haven’t received any letters from him in two weeks.”

For two weeks we have not received any letters from Andrzej Poczobut, who is in isolation in a penal colony, said Marek Zaniewski.

– Andrzej [Poczobut – przy. red.] located in Nowopolock. There have been no letters from him for two weeks. There is also very little information. They allow a lawyer to visit Andrzej only once a month. The situation is also very difficult. They are still not giving him medicine and monitoring his condition is becoming increasingly difficult, Marek Zaniewski, vice president of the Union of Poles in Belarus, said during Friday’s demonstration in Białystok.

Poczobut has been in prison for 32 months. He must remain in isolation until February.

Belarus. Andrzej Poczobut convicted

In February, the court in Grodno sentenced Andrzej Poczobut, an activist from Belarus’ Polish minority, to eight years in prison in a high-security facility. The trial took place behind closed doors. The journalist was accused of “incitement to hatred”, calling for sanctions and actions against Minsk, and activities considered “rehabilitation of Nazism” (publishing historical articles).

Andrzej Poczobut was detained in March 2021 along with other activists, including the head of the Union of Poles in Belarus, Andżelika Borys. According to the Belarusian Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Union of Poles in Belarus, co-led by Poczobut, would organize ceremonies dedicated to the Cursed Soldiers from 2018. The Belarusian propaganda insinuates the Polish anti-communist underground of collaborating with the Third German Reich and committing crimes against the civilian population. Initially, the trial of the journalist was scheduled to begin in November 2022, but the Belarusian regime subsequently decided to postpone it indefinitely. The trial finally started on January 16 this year.

The Polish Foreign Ministry has called on authorities in Minsk to release Andrzej Poczobut and drop the absurd charges against him and Andżelika Borys.

Source: Do Rzeczy