Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who has been mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk since 1998, has died of injuries in hospital.
On January 13, he was thrice stabbed in front of hundreds of people in Gdansk when he appeared on stage at the Grand Finale, an event by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (the organization raising funds for the healthcare system in Poland).
The attacker is a 27-year-old man with a criminal record, who has been recently released from prison. When stabbing the politician, the assailant, whose mental health is being questioned at the moment, shouted that he had been tortured behind bars and put the blame on the-then ruling party (Civic Platform), which Mr Adamowicz was a member of.
On Monday, hundreds of Poles were donating their blood to help save Adamowicz. Gdansk surgeons did everything in their power, but the wounds turned out to be fatal. The Gdansk city flag has been lowered to half-staff at the news of the death.
Pawel Adamowicz took a lively interest in Belarusian issues, he repeatedly visited our country and was always ready to provide assistance to Belarusians in Poland. Belsat.eu extends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.