In Belarus, journalist charged with libeling Lukashenko

2 Jul

Andrzej Poczobut, a correspondent for Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza, was convicted of insulting Aleksandr Lukashenko in 2011 and given a suspended sentence. (AP/Sergei Grits)

New York, July 2, 2012–Andrzej Poczobut, the prominent Grodno-based
correspondent for the largest Polish daily Gazeta
Wyborcza
, was formally indicted Saturday on criminal charges of libeling President
Aleksandr Lukashenko through a series of articles critical of administration
policies.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/07/in-belarus-journalist-charged-with-libeling-lukash.php

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