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22 September 2021, 10:07

Beaten foreigner found unconscious at Belarus-Poland border

MINSK, 22 September (BelTA) – A beaten foreigner has been found unconscious at the Belarus-Poland border, BelTA informs citing the State Border Committee.

“Law enforcement officers of neighboring countries are using a new tactic to illegally expel refugees: in order to intimidate migrants seeking asylum in the EU, law enforcement officers deliver beaten, extremely exhausted foreigners to the border and throw them into Belarus,” the committee said.

Another incident happened on 21 September. The Tushemlya unit of the Grodno Border Group discovered an unconscious foreigner with signs of physical abuse at the Belarus-Poland border in Svisloch District. Meanwhile, Polish security forces were calmly watching what was happening on their side of the border.

Taking into account the serious condition of the refugee, he was taken to the border post, an ambulance was called. The initial medical examination showed that the man was in a coma and had clear signs of hypothermia. The foreigner had an Iraqi passport and a negative PCR test result from a Polish medical institution.

According to the records made in the emergency medical card by Polish healthcare workers, on 20 September Polish border guards found the young man in a country house and showed him to doctors at the site. The examination revealed a state of shock, vomiting, pain in the leg, bleeding injuries from barbed wire. Despite the grave condition that continued to deteriorate, all that the Polish doctors did was giving an anesthetic drug. The man was left at the scene with the border guards without hospitalization. In addition, the Polish officers did not present the man's documents to the doctors to officially record his personal data. Later on, the officers of the neighboring state simply dumped the foreigner at the border with Belarus.

The man was taken to Svisloch Central District Hospital. The Iraqi citizen regained consciousness, he is receiving the necessary medical assistance.

Photo and video courtesy of the State Border Committee

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