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.
The memorial, in the western village of Mikuliszki, consisted of the remains of the wartime headquarters of a Polish Home Army unit whose members died in combat in the area in 1944.
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.
The website of the government-contested Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) has been classified as extremist and put on a government watchlist, the website announced on Wednesday.
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.
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 situation of Poles in Belarus is extremely difficult, Poland's ambassador to Minsk said during a visit to Vilnius where he held talks with Belarusian opposition activist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
The EC has appealed for Belarusian authorities to cease actions directed against members of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) and has declared its support for Poland, an EC spokesperson told PAP on Thursday.
A Polish-Belarusian minority journalist said on Wednesday morning that Belarus police had entered his apartment in Grodno.