Andrei Pachobut, Senior Editor of Magazyn Polski, was detained late in the evening yesterday by Belarusian border guards

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrei Pachobut was coming back from Poland through the border checkpoint Kuznitsa-Bruzhi. Mr. Pachobut was kept for several hours and then they took his passport from him.
Andrei Pachobut was detained about 10 p.m, Minsk time, together with Mechyslau Iaskievich, chair of Hrodna Branch of UPB, who, like Pachobut, took part in the meeting with the Prime-Minister of Poland Kazimierz Martsinkievich in Warsaw.
We would like to remind you that the stamp in Andrei Pachobut's passport, which allows him to leave abroad, was cancelled, but he was able to come to Poland through Russia and Ukraine.
All leading TV channels and radio station speak of the detention of Mr. Pachobut. According to the unofficial information received by Radio Liberty from the Polish Prime-Minister Office, Warsaw is preparing a note of protest against the detention of Andrei Pachobut, which it will pass over to the official Minsk.