16 November 2018, Friday, 22:08
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Andrzej Poczobut receives warning from prosecutors

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Andrzej Poczobut (Andrei Pachobut), a journalist from Hrodna, has received a warning from prosecutors for his work for Polish Gazeta Wyborcza without accreditation.

The journalist got a warning on March 10. The document says that accreditation for Andrej Poczobut at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus expired on February 24, 2009, and has not been extended, but his articles on events in Belarus continue to appear on the paper’s website.

Andrzej Poczobut told Radio Svaboda that both prosecutor’s office and Belarusian MFA violate his constitutional right to collect and spread information, so he is not going to stop his journalistic activity.

The Hrodna-based journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza, Andrzej Poczobut, was arrested for 15 days for being on Independence Square in Minsk on December 19.