Polish border guardsmen beat up, drag three Syrian citizens across border to Belarus

15:25, 4 October

Polish border guardsmen have beaten up and have dragged across the border three citizens of Syria, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

Three refugees were found at the Belarusian-Polish border line on 2 October. Two of them were unconscious. Representatives of the Polish border service stood on the other side of the border at the time. They simply kept watching without trying to help people on the brink of death. The no man's land had clear signs indicating the refugees had been forcibly moved by Polish border guardsmen to Belarus.

One of the refugees told the Belarusian border patrol that all of them were citizens of Syria. Polish law enforcement officers had detained them in Poland and had delivered them to the Belarusian border despite appeals for shelter. They beat up the refugees at the border line because the refugees had been unwilling to cross the border to Belarus.

Since the refugees were in critical condition, all the foreigners were hospitalized. Nothing threatens their lives now.

The State Border Committee of Belarus concluded that prompt actions of the Belarusian border patrol helped prevent new victims of illegal and inhumane actions of Polish law enforcement personnel.

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