MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – As many as 27 refugees died in Poland over the course of 14 months. Their deaths were documented, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
According to the source, the latest death happened on 25 October when the body of a dark-skinned man was founded in a river in Poland's territory near the border. The Polish rescue organization Grupa Granica says that the real number of dead foreigners is much larger. Particularly since 186 people have gone missing in Poland near the border, the organization says. The volunteer organization also says that Polish defense, security, and law enforcement officers use force, jeopardize lives of people by forcing them to cross rivers with strong currents.
According to the Polish border service, 23 refugees were apprehended not far from the Svisloch River in Poland's territory on 14 November. The Polish side did not clarify where the foreigners had been taken for carrying out the necessary procedures.