The reason for this may be the court verdict against the two female journalists
The European Union may impose new sanctions on Belarus, after Minsk sent two female journalists to jail for filming protests.
This was reported on Tuesday by the Polish news agency PAP, citing Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau.
“Unfortunately, the situation in Belarus is constantly deteriorating, so additional sanctions are likely to be introduced. The list of political prisoners is getting longer. At least two Belarusian journalists have been added to this list,” Rau said, according to PAP.
Last week, a Belarusian court sentenced two female journalists to two years in prison on charges of organizing protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Katerina Andreeva and Darya Chultsova were detained in November in the apartment from which they were filming the demonstrations in connection with the death of a protester killed a few days earlier.