Poland calls on governments to free prisoners of conscience

In its statement on the matter on social media, the ministry wrote that religious minorities had to be protected also in the time of the coronavirus epidemic. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

Poland and the Alliance to Advance International Religious Freedom has appealed to governments worldwide to free prisoners of conscience, i.e. persons convicted for their religious beliefs, the Polish Foreign Ministry informed on Tuesday.

In its statement on the matter on social media, the ministry wrote that religious minorities had to be protected also in the time of the coronavirus epidemic.

The Alliance to Advance International Religious Freedom is an initiative grouping 27 countries worldwide, among others Albania, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kosovo, Holland, Senegal, Ukraine and Britain.

An international religious freedom conference is scheduled in Warsaw in mid-July. To date two such meetings have been hosted by the US.