The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday condemned the Belarusian authorities' continued persecution of the country's democratic opposition, including members of the Polish minority.
The trial of Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist Andrzej Poczobut will not begin on November 28 as planned, the Belarusian Journalists' Association (BAZ) said on Wednesday.
Aleksander Lukashenko, the Belarusian strongman, has claimed that it was thanks to his decision that a Polish minority leader was released in March after a year spent in prison and moved to house arrest.
Andżelika Borys, the leader of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), has been released from a Belarusian prison, the spokesman for the Polish foreign ministry told PAP on Friday.
A year after the arrest by Belarusian security services of two members of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andzelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) continues to appeal for their unconditional release, the MFA said on Wednesday.
Belarusian authorities have detained the deputy head of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Renata Dziemiańczuk, a Belarusian website has reported.
Poland’s deputy foreign minister has described as “totally unacceptable” a decision by the Belarusian authorities to prolong the detention of a leading member of Belarus’s Polish community for another three months.
The health of Andzelika Borys, a leader of the Polish minority in Belarus detained by the Minsk regime, has worsened, according to the head of the Poland-sponsored television channel in Belarus.
An aid centre for Belarusian refugees from Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and Belarusians of Polish descent was opened on Monday in Białystok, north-eastern Poland.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has stated that Poland has been paying a high price for supporting Belarusians and that the Belarusian president has declared Poland an enemy.