The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns repressions by Belarusian authorities against the activists of Polish minority organisations

26.03.2021. 16:01

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia strongly condemns harassment and repressions by the Belarusian authorities against the activists of Polish minority organisations in Belarus and demands an immediate release of Andżelika Borys, Chair of the Union of Poles in Belarus, journalist Andrzej Poczobut, its board member, and others detained.
 
Belarusian authorities have charged the leader of the Union of Poles in Belarus with organizing an “illegal mass event”, referring to the annual Grodzieńskie Kaziuki Fair, devoted to Saint Casimir. Latvia considers the actions of Belarusian authorities to be in clear violation of national minority rights and ethnic cultural traditions in Belarus and calls for an end to persecution.
 

 


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