Or let go of Andrei Poczobut?

Today will be known: the release from prison in Hrodna journalist Andrzej Poczobut, or stretch out his term of arrest.

According to the lawyer Alexander Birilova to the first part of the article 368 (insulting the President RB) against the journalist nominated for yet another paper — 367, part one — a libel on the president. Charges were brought against only the first of these (first journalist was a suspect), but in the case of Andrzej Poczobut is now accused, the lawyer said.

As to change the measure of restraint journalist today, Birilov Alexander explained that this can be known, likely, at the end of the day. If this happens, the lawyer must be cause a temporary detention center where the arrested, and inform the decision. Andrei Poczobut was arrested on the evening of April 6, the measure used to it — arrest, the minimum period in which such cases — three days.

The wife of the journalist Oksana Pochobut today wants to take her husband to the detention center gear. Go there in the evening with the hope that he will be released, it can not — no one to leave the children, says Oksana Pochobut.

The criminal case against a journalist of the Polish "Gazeta Wyborcza" Grodno Andrzej Poczobut was opened on March 28. The case aroused the regional prosecutor Viktor Morozov on the basis of eight articles in the "Gazeta Wyborcza" and one for "Belarusian partisan" and in the private blog of a journalist. What specifically journalist insulted the President, the Prosecutor's Office did not disclose, in the order just listed titles of publications.

The case was brought after checking publications Andrei Poczobut made by the KGB. The staff of the institution of the family of the journalist described the property and seized his computer, which he used to work.


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