Poland's Foreign Ministry has denounced as "unjust" the sentencing of Ales Bialiatski, the Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights defender, to ten years in prison.
Abandoned since 1997, the building which faces demolition as part of the city’s redevelopment was discovered by an urbex photographer and a Jewish community activist following a ‘tip off’.
A district court in the Belarusian town of Grodno has sentenced a Belarusian-Polish journalist and Polish minority activist, Andrzej Poczobut, to eight years in prison.
Alexander Guryanov, Polish Programme Coordinator at the now-banned Memorial rights group investigating Soviet crimes, was detained during an anti-war protest in Moscow on Sunday.
The Polish prime minister has condemned the forced landing of a passenger plane after Belarus ordered a Lithuania-bound flight carrying a key opposition activist to land in Minsk on Sunday, and called for sanctions against the Lukashenko regime.