Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said the correspondent of the publication «Gazeta Wyborcza» Andrzej Poczobut hostage to the Polish-Belarusian relations.
It is reported by the Polish Press Agency.
On June 14, Grodno began closed trial trial journalist.
"Andrei Poczobut — a political hostage of the Polish-Belarusian relations. He — a Belarusian citizen of Polish origin, who no matter what he does, President Lukashenko uses for communication with the Government of Poland "- said Sikorski.
According to Sikorski, the Polish government considers such behavior "totally unacceptable". Poland will not allow ourselves to be blackmailed and will protect all prisoners of conscience, the minister said.
Sikorski said he signed off on the requirement edition «Gazety Wyborczej» exemption Pochobut.
"I support the fact that the" Gazeta Wyborcza "consistently defends its correspondent. We are also grateful to the President United States Barack Obama, the chairman of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek and all those politicians who seek his release. "
According to the minister, the conclusion Pochobut on the basis of "absurd charges" — one of the examples of "bad Belarusian politics, damaging the image of the this country. "