MADRID, 26 May. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –
The Supreme Court of Belarus rejected the appeal of Polish journalist Andrzej Poczobut, who was sentenced in February to eight years in prison for harming the country’s national security and inciting hatred.
So, according to the sentence handed down by the Supreme Court of Belarus and collected by the Interfax agency, from this Friday, the sentence imposed by the Grodno district court in western Belarus comes into effect.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski reacted quickly to this news, warning that Warsaw will announce sanctions against Belarusian officials next week in response to this “brutal decision”.
“On Monday, I will announce the decision to add several hundred representatives of the regime of (Alexander) Lukashenko, responsible for political repression, including repression against Poles living in Belarus, to the sanctions list,” he said.
The Polish journalist was sentenced to eight years in prison for harming the country’s national security and inciting hatred, and has been in prison since March 2021. Poland has since closed the Bobrovniki border post in retaliation.
Source: Noti Merica