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.
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
Andrzej Poczobut, a board member of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) and a journalist, detained under the criminal charge of "incitement to hatred," will remain in custody.