MINSK, 18 August (BelTA) – A citizen of Poland has requested political asylum in Belarus out of fear for his life, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.
According to the source, a Polish citizen entered the Belarusian-Polish border checkpoint Brest on 17 August using the visa-free travel program. While going through border control procedures, he addressed Belarusian border service personnel and requested refugee status. The man said he had decided to come to Belarus and request protection out of fear for his own life and health. The Polish citizen was allowed to cross the border and advised to contact bodies of the Internal Affairs Ministry in order to get refugee status.