Poland has decided to extend the preventive detention imposed on the journalist for another three months Spanish Pablo Gonzalez, in prison since February 28 accused of espionage.
This is the third time that the Polish regional court in Przemyśl has extended the detention of Pablo González, who was arrested last February in Poland, where he was covering the refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
The journalist, who worked for various media and who also has Russian nationality, was detained by the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW), which accuses González of working for Russian military intelligence (GRU), so you could receive a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
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He was initially detained for three months, a period that has already it was extended at the beginning of June and at the end of August for another three months. González’s defense appealed the decision, without a positive result.
For most of the nine months that González has been detained, he has been held in strict conditions, which have restricted his communications to letters with his family. However, just a few days ago he received the first visit from his partner, Oihana Goiriena, who told the media that she found him. “good, physically and mentally.”
At the end of July, Oihana Goiriena, and his lawyer, Gonzalo Boye, submitted a request to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to investigate the “arbitrary” detention of the journalist
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In Gonzalo Boye’s opinion, the journalist was detained solely for the fact that he has dual nationality, Spanish and Russian.
To this day, the Polish Prosecutor’s Office has not given details about the investigation due to “the nature, purpose and secrecy of the preliminary investigations, as well as operational and operating activities.”
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