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The Polish Media Council appeals in the case of Andrzej Poczobut

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The Polish Media Council, in a published resolution in defense of journalists imprisoned in Belarus, appealed to the new authorities to act on behalf of Andrzej Poczobut.

The Polish Media Council, which brings together editors and editors-in-chief of the largest Polish media, published a resolution on Thursday in defense of those imprisoned in Belarus journalists.

Andrzej Poczobut remains a prisoner of Lukashenko.BELTA.BY

“There is no freedom without free media”

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“The Polish Media Council appeals to the Speaker of the Sejm and the Speaker of the Senate to take action in every possible field, including international organizations and the European Union, to release Andrzej Poczobut and other Polish journalists sentenced to prison in Belarus” – written.

“There is no freedom without free media. There is no free Belarus without journalists working without fear for their own lives and health,” it added.

Andrzej Poczobut, journalist and activist of the Polish minority in Belarus, was in custody from March 25, 2021 to February 8, 2023, and was sentenced to eight years in a maximum-security penal colony. After his appeal against the verdict was rejected, he remains in the penal colony in Nowopołock.

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