Correspondent of Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita got warning

2009 2009-08-17T17:44:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Andrzej Pisalnik, a correspondent of Rzeczpospolita in Belarus, got an official warning for an “intention to spread newspapers without imprints”.

As Radio Svaboda reports, the journalist got a official warning from prosecutors for the fact copies of Magazyn Polski na Uchodzstwie and newspaper Glos znad Niemna had been found in his car and confiscated by militia in Shchuchyn in June. According to prosecutors, he allegedly was going to spread them illegally.

According to Andrzej Pisalnik, the prosecutor told him he hadn’t committed a crime, but he would be brought to administrative responsibility if those newspapers were confiscated from him again.

Editor-in-chief of Magazyn Polski na Uchodzstwie Ihar Bantsar was detained in Shchuchyn together with Andrzej Pisalnik. He got a warning from prosecutors two weeks ago.

We remind that the confiscated issue contained some critical articles about Alyaksandr Lukashenka and an image of Lukashenka as the Russian tsar Alexander III on a horse with his son Kolya.