The Warsaw Police Headquarters comments on the detention of Makary Malakouski, a Belarusian opposition activist persecuted by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian was detained by the Polish police on Monday afternoon.
The Belarusian oppositionist Makara Malakouska was arrested on Sunday evening in Piaseczno. He informed police officers that he had a humanitarian visa, but also said that he had applied for international protection. Nevertheless, the police detained him, citing the red Interpol note. It was requested by the Lukashenka regime. The usually dangerous criminals are marked with a red mark.
The spokesman of the Warsaw Police Headquarters, Sylwester Marczak, asked whether the humanitarian visa and Makary’s application for international protection and – yes, the red note issued by the Lukashenka regime – were not a sufficient argument not to detain him, replied: – First of all, let’s remember about it that when policemen are already intervening, the most important thing for us is the basis of given activities. So, if the policemen in the system receive information indicating that we are dealing with a person who is of interest to Interpol, then such a person should simply be detained, and this was the case here.
He added that the correct operation was to arrest the person and immediately inform the prosecutor’s office. – And so it was done – added the policeman.
As reported on tvn24.pl, Makary Malakouski, a Belarusian opposition activist persecuted by Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, was arrested by the Polish police on Monday afternoon, he left the prosecutor’s office. His attorney said that “he was released without any precautionary measures”.
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