State Archives of Brest Region refuses to give information that would indicate the ownership of the Polish nation.
26-year-old Andrew appealed to the Brest Regional Archives to get information about their ancestors, who were entitled to vote in the elections for the years 1921-1939 in Western Belarus.
However, the employee has refused to issue such an archive document. She referred to the fact that the "Polish Card" illegal.
Andrew"This is a weakness of our government. They can not affect the Polish government may not prohibit any way consulate to issue "Polish Card". Therefore, there is an attempt to deprive the people get the documents on which the grant of "Polish Card".
Polish Card — a document confirming the identity of the Polish people. "Pole's Card" has the right to get the person who does not have Polish citizenship or permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Poland and, moreover, said to belong to the Polish people and fulfill the obligations arising from the Act.
To get the card you need to have the Polish language at a basic level, the Poles have relatives or those who have Polish citizenship (father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, grandmother, great-grandfather).
The cardholder has the right to get a long-term multi-entry visa for a stay in the territory of Poland and legally work there without a work permit, entrepreneurs along with Polish citizens, followed by rail with a 37-percent discount.
A resident of Brest, 35-year-old Yang, having a "map of the Pole", says this program has a lot of people had the opportunity to visit Poland:
"The fact that people want to witness their belonging to the Polish people, and prevent it from doing so, shows that that the authorities really concerned about the situation around the "Polish Card".
Refusal to issue certificates of Brest archive of ancestors Ian unsuccessful calls in response to Polish law "On Pole's Card":
"It looks very strange. The most appropriate would be to focus on its part "card Belarusians". And if you spend some analogy, I can not imagine a situation where Belarusians in Poland will go to the archive to confirm their affiliation to the Belarusian nationality and they refused to provide the documents. "
April 7 Constitutional Court of Belarus has decided that Polish law "On the Pole's Card" is not consistent with international law. Like, this is not consistent with the principles of sovereign equality of States and non-interference in internal affairs. Moreover, by the court, the rules of law on the issuing of "Polish Card", which has to do Consul of Poland in violation of the Vienna Convention and other agreements. The same goes for preferential visa regime and privileges of employment for owners of "Polish Card".
Polish Charter currently have about 15,000 people. Belarus has lived 400,000 ethnic Poles.