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Belarus - Charge dropped, but jail still possible under earlier conviction

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes last week's decision to drop the charge of defaming President Lukashenko that was brought in June 2012 against Andrzej Poczobut (Анджей Почобут), a journalist of Polish origin based in the western city of Hrodna. Poczobut, who works for several independent media including the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, is nonetheless still subject to a three-year suspended jail sentence that he received in 2011 on a similar charge. “We call on the authorities to overturn (...)

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