Polish Minister of Justice does not understand why Belarusian flag was banned in his country (video)

13.03.2012

Polish Minister of Justice Jarosław Gowin does not understand why Belarusian national white-red-white flag was banned  during the women’s basketball game of Belarus-Lithuania in Bydgoszcz.  Gowin talked about this in the interview with television channel TVP.

Gowin: “I do not understand the motives of this action. We must all be in solidarity with those who fight for what was a dream for Poles 20 years ago. They are fighting for the democracy and the respect of basic human rights”.

Let us remind that the incident of banning on using Belarusian flags happened on the 25th June in 2011 in Bydgoszcz. Guard of the stadium where the game took place, made it impossible to use national white-red-white flags by the group of Belarusian fans, and then rudely removed Belarusians from the stadium.

Later, Igor Schekarevich, one of the fans and the coordinator of the Center “Collaboration without borders” appealed against the ban on the flag during the match to the court and the prosecutor. However, the court and the prosecutor recognized such a prohibition as a competent one.

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Press Service of the Center “Collaboration without borders”

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