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24 November 2021, 11:02

Belarus looking into another incident of using special means against refugees by Poland

Photos courtesy of the Investigative Committee
Photos courtesy of the Investigative Committee

MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – The Investigative Committee of Belarus has launched an inquiry into another incident of using special means against refugees by Poland, BelTA learned from the Investigative Committee.

“The investigation established that a group of migrants was staying near the Polish border fence in one of the sections of the Tokari outpost in Kamenets District on the night of 23 November. The migrants were asking for asylum, they were not behaving aggressively. In response, the Polish security forces used tear gas against the migrants and threw smoke-puff charges into the territory of Belarus,” the Investigative Committee said.

The investigative and operational group arrived at the scene. During the study of the scene, they recorded evidence of using special means in relation to the peaceful refugees. Numerous fragments of ammunition were seized.

The items collected at the scene were sent for examination. Eyewitnesses of the incident were interviewed. It was preliminarily established that no one applied for medical assistance following the incident.

The Kamenets District branch of the Investigative Committee is conducting an inquiry into this incident.

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