Publisher of “Bojki Kletsk” asks for political asylum in Poland

2010 2010-08-19T15:33:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An activist of “For Freedom” movement from Kletsk, 58-year-old Syarhei Panamarou, has asked for political asylum in Poland.

A criminal process against him is scheduled for August 23, and the man was to give a written undertaking not to leave the place before the court.

According to the investigators, by his articles in “Bojki Kletsk” bulletin issued by him, Panamarou insulted 5 Kletsk officials, including the chairman of the local district executive committee.

As informed by “Nasha Niva”, at the moment Syarhei Panamarou is in a refugee camp. He arrived to Poland through Russia and Ukraine. There he was met by representatives of “Freedom and democracy” foundation. The activist plans to find a job in Poland and hopes to continue his public and political activities there.