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.
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 spokesperson for Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, has attributed the freeing of three Belarusian-Polish activists to the intervention of Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan's first independent president.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has declared that Poles living in Belarus, who are in need of aid, will never be left alone, and that Poland's main goal is to make Belarus release all arrested Poles.
Three members of the Polish minority in Belarus have been released from prison by Belarusian authorities and have arrived in Poland, the Polish foreign ministry announced.
The head of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andżelika Borys, has had her arrest extended by three months by the Belarusian authorities, the ZPB website reported on Friday.
The European Commission has told PAP it will call on the Belarusian authorities to drop charges against members of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) and to immediately and unconditionally release them.
The head of the Prime Minister's Office has accused Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, of taking revenge on his own people following a series of operations targeting Belarus's Polish minority
The president of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andżelika Borys, and the head of the local branch office in the western city of Lida, Irena Biernacka, were charged in Minsk on Friday with "incitement to hatred," the Znadniemna.pl portal has announced.