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.
The regime in Minsk is waging an attack against the Polish minority in Belarus due to their commitment to Western democratic values, Polish President Andrzej Duda wrote in a letter to US President Joe Biden.
The European Union has demanded the immediate release of detained Polish minority leaders in Belarus, the head of the Polish Prime Minister's office has said.
The judge who sentenced the head of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andzelika Borys, to 15 days' arrest, will be banned from entering Poland for an indefinite period on Thursday, the head of PM's office has said.
The head of the US embassy in Warsaw has expressed his concern over the detention of Andrzej Poczobut, a representative of the Union of Poles in Belarus, and said the embassy will hold Belarus to account.
Andrzej Poczobut, a board member of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), was detained by the Belarusian authorities on Thursday morning, the day after the ZPB leader, Andzelika Borys, was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
A Belarusian court on Wednesday sentenced Andzelika Borys, leader of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), to 15 days in jail for violating a law on mass gatherings.
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