Opposition activists get financial documents from Poland by regular mail

2012 2012-10-19T11:27:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Poland's MFA mailed Belarusian opposition activists the documents which concerned taxes for the previously received incomes (there were small sums, the so-called "per diems" received by Belarusians). The documents were sent via express mail with the logo of the Ministry on the envelopes.

The Ministry explains that the documents were sent to the participants of the civil society conference, organized during the Eastern Partnership Summit in 2011.

"Therefore, this money had nothing to do with foreign support for non-governmental organizations as it considered to be illegal by the Belarusian legislation just like in the case of Ales Byalyatski,"says Martin Basacki, Spokesman for Poland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Human rights defender Ales Byalyatski was sentenced to prison after the Belarusian law-enforcement agencies had received the information about his bank accounts from Lithuania. Byalyatski's case sparked a huge political scandal in the Republic of Lithuania.

Martin Basacki also assures that none of the Conference participants have had any unpleasant incidents with the Belarusian authorities in connection with the receipt of Polish paperwork on income taxes