The case of Andrei Poczobut — in court

Society Criminal case against journalist Andrei Poczobut transferred to the Grodno Regional Court. There decide — where, in what court specifically it will be considered. Later, appoint the date and start the process.The investigation of the case against the Polish journalist of "Gazeta Wyborcza" Andrzej Poczobut spent Grodno Oblast Prosecutor's Office. All of his petition, which he filed after reading the case materials were rejected. He asked to stop criminal case for lack of evidence, to invite the court "victim" of Alexander Lukashenko and Lydia Yermoshina — as a witness. The reporter also asked to adduce refusal of accreditation, which

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Andrew Pochobut of prison and walking tracks

Society In his LiveJournal journalist Andrei Poczobut, who is in custody Hrodna prison on charges of insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus and slandering him, put on his blog, the latest opus from prison:

"One of the pleasant experiences of my life in prison is a walk. Seven Steps One way, and you vpiraessya the wall, spread — and the seven steps to the other. It would seem that there could be nicer? But after the camera here expanse. Boxing, in which we "walk their" — this was the camera, but instead of the roof there a mole.

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Andrei Poczobut. Portrait against a lattice

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One leader of the Union of Poles to characterize his companions: who has the right rod, and who — "not a fighter," he said. I was sitting next to. So Andrew Pochobut — just the "fighter" of those on whom rests the organization, which the authorities refuse to recognize. But it's going to be judged for the yearning for freedom of speech, as well as the area.  

On the wall of Hrodna prison recently appeared homemade sign: the historical and cultural value, the ensemble of the former Jesuit monastery, "residential building", XVI-XVIII-XIX centuries. What about "living" said too

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Andrei Poczobut was a criminal case

Society Andrei Poczobut started to get acquainted with the materials of the criminal case against him.

The investigation is over, the journalist in the presence of a lawyer charged with two counts Criminal Code — 368 (part I) — "an insult" and 367 (part I) — "slander" against the president. On the first of them the penalty of up to two years in prison, the second — from two to four years. In the remand prison today Grodno investigation materials Andrei Poczobut handed investigator Arseny Nicholas. Lawyer Alexander Birilov believes that Andrei Poczobut will examine the materials criminal case, likely,

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The Union of Poles wants to help the family of Andrew Pochobut

Society In unrecognized by the Belarusian authorities Union of Poles in Grodno there is an initiative to support the family financially Pochobut Andrew, who is in custody. At a meeting of the Union of the city, where there were about one hundred and eighty persons, selected the initiative group of three persons to form a committee to help. The goal — to raise money for Oksana Pochobut and her two children.

The Union of Poles have also continued to collect signatures a petition to amend Andrei Poczobut preventive measure. We recall that recently the regional prosecutor's office investigator Arseny Nicholas

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Andrei Poczobut remanded in custody

Today the company's lawyer, Alexander visited Birilov journalist Andrei Poczobut in Grodno remand prison number 1. Andrew feels normally gets a lot of letters from his fans. The journalist will remain custody, the lawyer said. Alexander Birilov said that he had received a response to a petition to change the measure of restraint Andrei Poczobut. Regional Prosecutor's Office investigator Arseny Nicholas refused. Prior to his lawyer made an application for about forty applications from those who were willing to vouch for the behavior A.Pochobuta to court. Thus, it is both a response and a lawyer, and all other, the investigation did

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In the World Press Freedom Day European Union recalled Pochobut

Society On World Press Freedom Day, the EU called on Tuesday to release the detainees in Afghanistan, the French journalists. Do not forget about arrested in Belarus, "Gazeta Wyborcza" Andrzej Poczobut.

"The media play a key role in providing access to information, freedom of be protected and primarily where it under threat — the president of the European Commission Jose Barroso. "Journalists who are currently in prison or kept as hostages should be released immediately," — said Barroso.

A spokesman for the European Commission May Katsyanchych PAP said that the EU will not stop efforts for the release of a

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The Committee to Protect Journalists calls to stop the prosecution of Andrzej Poczobut

Society The human rights organization "Committee to Protect Journalists" (USA) demands an end to the prosecution of the Grodno correspondent for the Polish "Gazeta Wyborcza" Andrzej Poczobut. As noted in the statement of the organization, CPJ also urges authorities to immediately release Pochobut.

"It is outrageous that a journalist in Europe in the 21 th century tried behind closed doors only for what he wrote articles critical of the elected leader. With Andrei Poczobut should remove all these politically motivated charges and release" — said the deputy director of CPJ Robert Mahoney.

June 14 in the Leninsky district court of

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Gazeta Wyborcza — in defense of Andrei Poczobut

Society "We demand the immediate release of Andrzej Poczobut and the withdrawal of all charges against him," — said in an appeal of the Polish edition of "Gazeta Wyborcza", which is a correspondent for the Belarusian journalist Andrzej Poczobut. Now he is in remand Grodno prison. His colleagues called false accusations "against the journalist who carried out his duties in good faith."

In his address, editing notes that Pochobut allegedly insulted President Lukashenko in eight papers on the "Wyborcza" and two comments on the Internet, for which he faces two years conclusion. Even more — four years in prison

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For the release of Andrei Poczobut

Society Colleagues Hrodna journalist Andrzej Poczobut on the opposition Union of Poles began a campaign to change the measure of restraint for him and was released from prison detention center. At a meeting of the organization members put their signatures on a petition to the regional prosecutor's office. As the acting chairman of the Union Angelica Orehvo, their activists are gathering signatures in other cities.

Andrew Pochobut is the head of the General Council of the Union of Poles, that is not recognized by the authorities. He — the correspondent of the Polish "Gazeta Wyborcza".

Andrew Pochobut put in

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