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 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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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.
"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.”