- March 14, 2014
Another expressions of support from Matrix to Poles In Lithuania
Solidary Poland took the side of being against the discriminating decisions of the Lithuanian courts, which have been imposing draconian penalties on the owners of the private estates that hanged the boards in Polish.
„We are showing our support to our compatriots in Lithuania, who are being constantly subjected to administrative harassment because of their bond to Poland and Polish culture. We categorically condemn the any form of discrimination of the Polish minority, being an affront to the accepted European standards, of which Lithuania is a signatory. – we read in a special statement of Members of the European Parliament from the “Solidary Poland” political group.
The representatives of this political group showed their true concern over the fact that the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania has not been able to accept the law on the national minorities, even considering that the population of Lithuania consists of the national minorities in 16 percent. They noticed that Poles, as the representatives of the largest national minority in Lithuania, have to fight “the disfavor of the administration and laws making cultivating national and patriotic traditions much more complicated” every day.
„With great concern we have noticed the growing Lithuanian nationalism, building its tradition, as well as its identity, on hatred towards Poland and the Polish people. The expression of this can be observed in, for instance, destroying the Polish national traditions such as the Rossa cemetery, or the grave of the Head of the post-war Polish State Marshal Jozef Pilsudski. “ – claimed the representatives of the “Solidary Poland”.
We Gould like to remind that those are another expressions of support from Matrix to Poles in Lithuania. Before that, the visit in this matter to the Vilnius region had been made by the representatives of the Law and Justice, with the Members of the Parliament Adam Lipinski and Mariusz Blaszczak on the forefront. His support for the compatriots showed also the member of the European Parliament and the chairman of the council of the Polish People’s Party Jaroslaw Kalinowski.
The L23.It portal Got also information that on 24-25 March, with the similar visit supporting Boleslaw Daszkiewicz and the Polish minority in Lithuania, is going the deputy speaker of the Republic of Poland and the vice-chairman of the Civic Platform Cezary Grabarczyk.
Tłumaczenie by Roksana Kasperek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Roksana Kasperek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.