Activists of Union of Poles summoned for questioning

2014 2014-11-16T20:28:56+0300 2014-11-16T20:28:56+0300 en

The State Control Committee summons activists of the Union of Poles of Belarus for questioning to receive information about the organisation's financial sources.

It is said by former head of the Union of Poles Anzhalika Borys, reports.

“We have signals from people in Brest and Baranavichy that they were invited to visit the State Control Committee for questioning. They want to know who finance the organisation, information about me and Miachyslau Yaskevich,” Anzhalika Borys said.

She says one of the conversation was filmed.

“The authorities perhaps make a new propaganda film,” Anzhalika Borys said, adding that law-enforcement officers offered some people to visit the Union's office with a hidden microphone.

Asked about possible reasons, Borys answered “the authorities have incredibly ingenious”.

“Perhaps the reason is a campaign to collect signatures against the draft code on education,” she added.

The organisation sent an appeal signed by more than 1,200 people to minister of education Siarhei Maskovich. The Union of Poles thinks the draft document violates the right of the Polish ethnic minority to receive education in their native language.