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Warsaw lobbies for release of Belarusian journalist: audio report

09.08.2022 15:00
Warsaw is lobbying for the release of Belarusian journalist Iryna Slaunikava, who has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony for reporting on protests against the authorities in Minsk.
Marcin Przydacz
Marcin PrzydaczPAP/Marcin Obara

“We are in talks with our EU partners … to work out ways for an adequate response including through sealing and improving the system of sanctions," said Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz.

"If the Lukashenko regime seems to have not been dramatically hit by the dozen or so sanctions packages to date and keeps harassing citizens, then this clearly means there’s a need for a stricter policy of economic sanctions,” he added.

Michał Owczarek reports...

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