For the release of Andrei Poczobut

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 a detention center N1 Grodno prison on charges of insulting the president (Article 368 Criminal Code RB), instituted against him as a result of Article 367 of the Criminal Code — "defamation of the president."

At the heart of the case published by Andrey Pochobut, much of which is taken from the Warsaw's "Gazeta Wyborcza", as well as his private blog and website "Belarusian partisan".

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