Marcin Wiącek appealed to Dunja Mijatović regarding the imprisonment of Andrzej Poczobut


Polish Commissioner for Human Rights as a Constitution-based National Human Rights Institution for the protection of human rights and freedoms is deeply concerned about the situation of the Polish minority in Belarus, whose persecution by the Belarusian authorities has been increasing constantly. Polish citizens living in Belarus are exposed to numerous repressions. Their rights and freedoms are not being respected, especially in terms of freedom of assembly and freedom of speech.
In March 2021, public opinion received an information about the arrest of the chairwoman of the Union of Poles in Belarus - Angelika Borys, charged for incitement to hatred. The case was reported by the journalist Andrzej Poczobut, who a few days later was arrested. The detainee was refused to contact with his lawyer, what lead to the serious concerns regarding his fundamental human rights. Moreover, the media were regularly reporting on the deteriorating health condition of the detainees and the limited access to medical care.
Marcin Wiącek sent a letter regarding this case to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe.