Refugees from Chechnya protest near the Belarusian-Polish border

Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Photo: Photo: Raman Kislyak


Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Photo: Photo: Raman Kislyak


Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Photo: Photo: Raman Kislyak


Беженцы из Чечни протестуют вблизи белорусско-польской границы

Russian citizens of Chechen origin have organized a protest against the immigration policy of the Polish authorities in close proximity to the Belarusian-Polish border, reports Russian service BBC.

Near automobile checkpoint “Brest” from noon on Monday emerged the makeshift camp: women with children, excited men, cans of water and a beach umbrella, not able to protect everyone from the August sun.

According to estimates Brest human rights activist Raman Kislyak, on the side of the highway leading to the Belarusian border, gathered more than 150 people – mainly Russian citizens of Chechen nationality.

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“These people seek to enter Europe as a refugee. Some 20 times he attempted to enter Poland and asked for political asylum. The Polish authorities are deploying their back. Their current campaign is an attempt to draw attention to their hopeless situation”, – says Roman Kislyak.

On the side of the road leading to the border crossing, the Chechens told the Brest human rights activist, do not understand the reasons for the refusal of entry to Poland and outraged attitude towards them.

The Polish border in Terespol, the crossing point with the Belarusian arrived migrants are placed in the glass station the pavilion, where there is no water and people are forced to sit on the floor.

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Of the many dozen arriving a petition for political asylum have a pair of three families.

“Often, conflicts have broken out – migrants wound up”, – tells the novel, in early August, passing in the Polish Terespol with a Tajik family.

His team at that time also no luck – they were returned to Brest.

But now, says the human rights activist, Tajiks in Brest are almost there. “Someone managed to go to Poland, somebody is torturing the good fortune to get to Europe through Ukraine”, – says Roman.

“And the Chechens in Brest – permanent guests. A month and a half, two live in hotels and apartments, money, drive, and goals to achieve can not, – says human rights activist. “These refugees are in contact, talk about harassment, threats and dangers at home, but are afraid to provide personal information or to be photographed”.

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