Independent publisher Panamarou put on wanted list

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On 23 August, Siarhei Panamarou, publisher of the Boiki Kletsk independent newsletter, was put on the wanted list following a court hearing by Slutsk District Court on the same day, the Nasha Niva newspaper reports, quoting the publisher’s lawyer Pavel Sapelka.

Siarhei Panamarou fled to Poland after he was charged with libel of five Kletsk officials.

According to Mr. Sapelka, Panamarou may be convicted in abesntia, in case the court proves he is outside Belarus.