Belarus should be removed from the World Cup in hockey in 2014, when President Lukashenko frees political prisoners. With such an appeal addressed to the International Ice Hockey Federation U.S. Sen. So the pole.
In a letter he sent Federation leadership, poles called Lukashenko's regime "totalitarian nightmare" and said that the tournament could be held in a country where there are people in prison who have tried to take advantage of basic democratic freedoms.
The letter also signed Peter Shtsyastny, Slovak ice hockey player inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Hockey League which is now Member of the European Parliament.
So in January poles visited Minsk, where he held meetings with human rights defenders, who drew his attention to the position of opposition leaders detained during a demonstration after presidential election December 19 Last year,.