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    Distress in Belarus: Oksana Poczobut Desperate for News on Jailed Husband

    Oksana Poczobut, wife of imprisoned Belarusian journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut, is raising the alarm about her inability to contact him. Since February 26, no letters have reached her, sparking fears about his well-being. Poczobut, who was to conclude his sentence in a special cell on February 28, remains untraceable.

    Uncertainty and Concern

    Oksana Poczobut took to Facebook, expressing her anxieties amid the absence of communication from her husband. The journalist’s confinement stems from an eight-year sentence handed down in a controversial trial, marking him as a political prisoner.

    Legal Battle and Activism

    Andrzej Poczobut, a Grodno activist and journalist, faced accusations of “incitement to hatred” and promoting Polish identity, leading to his imprisonment in one of Belarus’s notorious penal colonies. International human rights organizations have denounced the charges as politically motivated.

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