Andżelika Borys, president of the independent Union of Poles in Belarus, has serious health problems and needs an urgent medical examination, informed the portal znadniemna.pl. Borys has been in custody in Belarus since March.
In Monday’s publication, the znadmiemna.pl portal informed that Andżelika Borys “looks very ill and needs an urgent examination by a doctor using ultrasound equipment and other tests, including blood, which could exclude or confirm that she was imprisoned for over eight months by Aleksander’s regime. Lukashenka, the leader of the Polish national minority in Belarus, has an advanced gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, or other ailment. ” The portal cites sources that, as it stated, it cannot disclose.
“The descriptions of the appearance of Andżelika Borys that have come to us show that she looks very exhausted, has an earthy-yellow skin color, which could indicate, among others, a liver disease” – reported znadniemna.pl.
Detention and charges
Andżelika Borys, chairman of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), not recognized by the authorities in Minsk, she was detained on March 23 in Grodno. The representatives of the local militia informed that administrative proceedings had been initiated against Borys. The reason was “specific activities” related to organizing mass events.
Two days later, the militia also detained other ZPB activists: Andrzej Poczobut, Irena Biernacka and Maria Tiszkowska, and the director of the Polish School in Brest, Anna Paniszew.
The authorities initiated a criminal case on charges of “rehabilitating Nazism”, accusing Poles of “praising war criminals, including Romuald Rajs” Bury “, responsible for post-war crimes against Belarusian civilians. After a short detention in Minsk, the activists of the Union of Poles in Belarus were transferred to the jail in Żodzina. In May, Biernacka, Tiszkowska and Paniszewa were forced to go abroad in exchange for their release. Poczobut did not agree to it. According to the available information, Boris, who experiences very harsh conditions in detention, is ready to leave Belarus, but the authorities in Minsk refuse to do so.
The European Radio for Belarus reminded that the arrest of Andżelika Borys was extended until January 25 next year.
znadniemna.pl, euroradio.fm, PAP
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