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OSCE lawmakers condemn desecration of Polish graves in Belarus

05.07.2023 21:00
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has passed a resolution condemning the desecration of Polish graves in Belarus.
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The resolution "emphasizes the urgent need to protect Polish graves in Belarus from further desecration and vandalism, as well as to prevent future desecration of a similar nature."

It "stresses the importance of these graves for Polish peoples and their cultural identity, but also for the world as a reminder of the horrors of war and genocide."

The resolution says that "intentional destruction of cultural sites may amount to acts of racial, religious or cultural hatred and may cause degradation of relations between cultural groups, as well as violation of the fundamental principles of human rights law."

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly said it "requests that the desecration of these graves stops immediately and that Belarusian authorities condemn these acts, restore all destroyed sites, as well as investigate the deeds."

Poland’s foreign ministry last summer condemned “acts of vandalism targeting resting places” after a Polish military cemetery was destroyed in Belarus.


Source: PAP, oscepa.org