Where’s my Kacper? Desperate mum pleads for son’s release as ambassador to Belarus demands ‘LET OUR STUDENTS GO!’ as Minsk clashes rage on

Poland’s ambassador to Belarus demanded the students’ release as the desperate mum of one of the students says she hasn’t heard from her son since Monday night and pleads for his release. PAP/Kacper Sienicki/Facebook

Poland’s ambassador to Belarus has demanded the release of three Polish students arrested during violent clashes between protestors and riot police in the capital Minsk.

Ambassador Artur Michalski visited the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to rebuke officials after learning about the detentions.

Ambassador Artur Michałski visited the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday after learning about the detentions.Artur Michalski/Twitter

On Tuesday the mother of one of the students, 24-year-old Kacper Sienicki, posted on social media that she hadn’t heard from her son since Monday night.

She wrote: Dear friends, my son Kacper Sienicki and his friend Witek Dobrowolski were arrested by the police in Minsk, Belarus. 

MISSING! Kacper’s mother Aneta posts desperate plea on social media after he disappeared during violent clashes.Aneta Sienicka/Facebook

“I haven't had contact with him since yesterday. I do not know where he was taken and I do not know what to do.

“I am crying and I am begging you to share this post, because all I can do is publicise this matter.

Violent clashes broke out Monday night after Minsk thousands took to the streets claiming presidential elections had been rigged.Anna Ivanova/PAP

“Kacper graduated from East European Studies, hence his interests. He went to support his Belarusian friends with the spirit. I hope he's okay and he'll get back to me soon 😭 Help, please, share.”

“From Monday, from 6:00 pm I have had no contact with him. He was supposed to be in Warsaw on Tuesday at 19:00, but he did not arrive.”

The protests in Minsk erupted into violence following the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.STR/PAP/EPA

The protests in Minsk erupted into violence following the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski told the Polish Press Agency on Wednesday:  "Our ambassador intervened, and visited the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demand the release of the three Poles.

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Minsk and several other cities in Belarus in a third straight night of protests.Anna Ivanova/PAP

The massive police crackdown has prompted a warning of possible European Union sanctions.TATYANA ZENKOVICH/PAP/EPA

Dozens have been arrested and indiscriminately beaten by Belarusian riot police.YAUHEN YERCHAK/PAP/EPA

"We are also in contact with the families and are striving to pass on any information to them first.

“We will also check if there is a larger group of detainees, because the number of detainees is very large, so this information will continue to flow, we are monitoring the situation.”

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