Belarusian Border Guards Find Unconscious, Beaten Migrant On Polish Border
Muhammad Irfan 28 days ago Wed 22nd September 2021 | 03:48 PM
The Belarusian State Border Committee said on Wednesday that officers found an unconscious Iraqi migrant on the border with Poland who was presumably beaten up and left by the Polish guards
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2021) The Belarusian State Border Committee said on Wednesday that officers found an unconscious Iraqi migrant on the border with Poland who was presumably beaten up and left by the Polish guards.
"On September 21, in the Svislach region, the border guard of the Tushemlya outpost of the Grodno border unit found an unconscious foreigner with signs of physical assault on the Belarusian-Polish border," the Committee said.
The initial medical examination showed "clear signs of hypothermia" and confirmed that the man was in coma. He was hospitalized in Svislach and has now regained consciousness, according to the statement.
"The foreigner was found with an Iraqi passport and a negative PCR test issued by a Polish medical institution," the Committee said.
The Belarusian authority views the incident as an example of "a new tactic of illegal expulsion of refugees" by neighboring countries under which they "deliver the beaten and extremely exhausted foreigners to the border and throw them into Belarus.
In recent months, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have reported an increasing number of illegal border crossings from Belarus and accused Minsk of contributing to the migration crisis. The European Union blames Minsk for using migrants as a "hybrid weapon" against the bloc after it imposed sanctions on Belarus.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk could no longer suppress migration to neighboring countries because of lack of resources caused by Western sanctions against his country. The State Border Committee has repeatedly accused Latvia, Lithuania and Poland of forcing migrants back into the Belarusian territory.