Vice President of the Union of Poles in Belarus Marek Zaniewski gave “extremely disturbing news” about Andrzej Bokzobot, a journalist and activist from the Polish minority, who is currently in a penal colony. – From July 6, Andrzej simply disappeared. We have no information about him. Messages do not arrive. He said he was denied the right to eviction, the right to telephone, and the right to meet with his family.
On Tuesday evening, Shehri acted in solidarity with a journalist and activist from the Polish minority and other political prisoners in the Belarus.
The white, red and white flags used by the Belarusian opposition were raised. Some carried pictures of Boxobots, others wore T-shirts with his image and the slogan “Freedom”. – Again we meet here on the 25th (in the month. – Ed.), Again good news from our homeland, unfortunately there is no one across the eastern border, – Marek Zaniewski, Vice-President of the Union of Poles of Belarus, began his speech.
Poczobut – As reported in mid-June by the Wiasna Center for Human Rights – He was taken to the penal colony in Novopolotsk.
– We have very disturbing news from there. From July 6, Andrzej simply disappeared. We have no information about him. Messages do not arrive. He informed Zaniewski that he was denied the right to expulsion, the right to telephone, and the right to meet with his family.
Disturbing information about Andrzej Poczobut
Zaniewski said that according to the information obtained, Poczobut is in prison for the third time. As he explained, you can go into isolation for a maximum of 10 days. – All this worries us, knowing that Andrzej has health problems, he has heart problems and we don’t know whether they give him there or not, – said Zhanevsky. It is confirmed in context What happened to Alice Pushkin? What is happening in the penal colonies in Belarus is “extremely disturbing”. He added that Tuesday’s lawyer was not allowed to enter Poczobut, and – as he noted – even in solitary confinement, a prisoner has the right to do so.
Therefore, he called for the publication of this information. – (I would) also appeal to the authorities to take some measures in defense of our colleague, so that it would be possible to at least provide him with medicines, and this is the minimum, – stressed Zaniewski.
“The situation is difficult, one might say critical.”
He said the Union of Poles in Belarus is trying to monitor the situation, but it is difficult.
– The situation is difficult, one might even say critical, and our duty in all this is to remember, to tell about it, to come here and to the consulate (Belarus in Bialystok). (You have to – ed.) Shout very loudly about this problem in Belarus, show your solidarity, support political prisoners, support people who are in Belarus, who live in great danger every day, but still do something and fight for a free Belarus – said Zaniewski.
– We all, gathered here, want to say that what is happening at the moment is not normal, – said the head of the Podlasie branch of the Polish Community Association Anna Kietlińska and added that the next meeting will take place in a month, and the next one will be held until “everything returns to a certain relative level.” On the job, that was called Andrei Bokzobot He was in jail for 28 months. It was also reported that there are currently 1,500 political prisoners in Belarus.
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