The medal was also received by Jan Malicki, head of the Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw.
‘The Government has no right to judge upon the work of NGOs. Yet, it may thank them for their effort, speaking on behalf of the Polish people’, said during the ceremony the Deputy Minister Krzysztof Stanowski.
The medals were awarded on the anniversary of the violent crackdown of protests against non-democratic presidential elections in Belarus.
Bene Merito is a medal bestowed as a tribute to the recipient’s services rendered to promote and strengthen Poland’s international position.