A reporter and Polish minority leader in Belarus, Andrzej Poczobut, has been put on a 'terrorist list' by Belarusian authorities, the Viasna human rights organisation has reported.
Poland's Foreign Ministry has lashed out against a decision by a Belarusian court which ruled that the Polish-sponsored news website Belsat and its associated social network accounts are 'extremist.'
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.
President Andrzej Duda has said he sees it as his task to prevent divisions between the Polish and Belarusian nations despite attempts by the Belarusian authorities to fuel nationalist sentiment.
Poland will not allow antagonising of the Polish and Belarusian nations in spite of the Belarusian government's false accusations against Poles living in Belarus, President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting with Belarusian Poles in Warsaw on Thursday.
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 EU will impose more sanctions on the Belarusian government for its persecution of the country's Polish minority, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said on Monday in Brussels.
President Andrzej Duda has been assured by the OSCE secretary general that the organisation will take advantage of all available diplomatic instruments to improve the situation of Poles living in Belarus, a presidential aide told PAP on Tuesday.