The project documents Poczobut’s journalistic work, his activities on behalf of the Polish community in Belarus, and his persecution by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Małgorzata Gosiewska, a deputy Speaker of the Polish lower house, who organised the exhibition, said on Wednesday that the Minsk regime was "waging a war against the Polish diaspora, democracy and human rights.”
She added: “I am confident that this war will be won. When we win the war in Ukraine, we’ll also win a free and democratic Belarus, and a free and democratic Georgia. Political prisoners will be released and will help create new countries, a new reality.”
Last week, Poczobut went on trial in Belarus, facing up to 12 years in prison in what is widely seen as a politically motivated case.
The trial is being held behind closed doors, according to news reports.
Poczobut is accused of “inciting hatred” as well as of calling for sanctions and of conduct detrimental to Belarus, news outlets reported.
Poland has described the charges as “without foundation” and “politically motivated,” and has demanded Poczobut’s release.
According to the Viasna human rights group, the charges brought against Poczobut stem from the fact that he described the Soviet Union’s 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of aggression, wrote about anti-government protests in Belarus and stood up for the rights of the Polish minority.
Entitled Andrzej Poczobut: Persecuted for Being Polish, the exhibition in the Polish parliament can also be viewed online.
Guests at Wednesday’s opening included the leader of Belarus’ democratic opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the IAR news agency reported.
Source: IAR, polskieradio.pl, polonia.tvp.pl,sejm.gov.pl