Slonim police detained the acting chairman of the Union of Poles Angelica Orehvo and Chairman of the Main Board of the organization Andrei Poczobut.
Leaders of the unrecognized Union of Poles traveling to Minsk for a meeting with EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule, who arrived on a visit to Belarus.
SPB leaders detained, the police referred to the operation of "Arsenal" and later claimed that their car allegedly traveled to the accident.
To 19 hours of detention Angelica Orehvo, Andrei and Alexei Pochobut Salei after detention in Slonim police department released. They went to Minsk.
According to Andrew Pochobut, the official version of why they were released, was this: the prosecutor has not given consent to search the car in which they were traveling to Minsk. But he believes that the aim was to prevent the meeting of the heads of the independent Union of Poles with EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule, who met with representatives of the NGOs. However, in Pochobut, he learned of their arrest and they agreed to wait.