Poland's parliament, the Sejm, adopted a resolution in which it condemns the Belarusian authorities' "brutal breaking of the [country's] laws" and expresses "deep alarm" at cases of "violence, imprisonment, harassment, and intimidation" of opposition candidates and activists.
It says it will continue to support those who "undertake the fight for a free and democratic Belarus."
Poland has long pushed for democratic change in neighboring Belarus, which has been ruled by authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka since 1994. Lukashenka is running for a third term.
Video Roundtable On Belarus/Ukraine
On December 8, 2005, RFE/RL and the Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS) jointly conducted a roundtable discussion on issues relating to Belarus's post-Soviet transition. To view video of the roundtable, click here.