Journalist forbidden to leave Belarus
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Polish activist and journalist Andrzej Poczobut was convicted in July for alleged defamation in the Polish Press, and sentenced to three years, suspended.
Informed of the travel ban by the Belarusian Interior Ministry, he said he intends to continue reporting from within Belarus.
Police told thejournalist to report to police three times each month and not to travel, after inspecting and registering him. After three violations of the conditions, he would be jailed.
He had recently travelled to and fromjust before the order came, because he anticipated some travel restrictions.
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