Belarusian Woman Detained in Poland on Espionage Charges

    A Belarusian woman is currently in custody, facing charges of espionage against Poland, which could lead to a 10-year prison sentence. The Internal Security Agency apprehended her for allegedly engaging in espionage activities on behalf of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

    According to the State Prosecutor’s Office (PK), the woman has been under investigation for several months, during which she allegedly provided information on members of the Belarusian diaspora residing in Poland and organizations comprising Belarusians and Poles of Belarusian nationality.

    The charges against the detainee include conducting activities for foreign intelligence against the Republic of Poland. If convicted, she could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.

    Citing the necessity to ensure the proper course of the proceedings, concerns about the suspect’s potential escape, and the perceived threat of severe punishment, the prosecutor has requested the application of a preventive measure in the form of temporary arrest.

    The court has granted the prosecutor’s request, remanding the woman in custody for three months. The case highlights the ongoing tensions and issues surrounding espionage activities between Belarus and Poland.

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