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25 November 2021, 11:19

Belarus launches inquiry after discovering refugees with broken legs on border

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) – The Investigative Committee of Belarus is conducting an inquiry into the injuries sustained by refugees on Belarus' border with Poland, BelTA learned from the Investigative Committee.

The investigation established that a group of exhausted refugees was found at one of the sections of the Peschatka outpost in Kamenets District on the evening of 21 November. The initial medical examination showed that two Iraqi citizens aged 33 and 51 had broken legs.

“According to the injured, they were on the territory of Poland as part of a group. They were detained by local border guards who beat them and pushed them back into Belarus. The men were found in the territory of our country by the State Border Committee,” Investigative Committee said.

The Kamenets District branch of the Investigative Committee is looking into this incident; forensic medical examinations have been ordered to establish the severity of the injuries. The injured received medical help, two of them were hospitalized with serious injuries.

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