Journalist Andrzej Poczobut was previously sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment.
The convict filed an appeal against the sentence, RFE/RL reports based on information from his family. They also said that Andrzej Poczobut was put in solitary confinement for a week for unknown reasons.
A month ago, Andrzej Poczobut was found guilty of inciting ethnic hatred and encouraging sanctions.
In October last year, the authorities put the journalist on the list of terrorists. He has been behind bars for more than a year and a half. The prisoner has a stomach problem, and a lot of food is not good for his digestive system. Therefore, he reportedly lost a lot of weight.
Andrzej Paczobut was detained on 25 March 2021 along with other activists of the Polish national minority and his home was searched for hours.