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Violence and Pushbacks at Poland-Belarus Border

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Migrants wait in freezing temperatures near the Bruzgi checkpoint on the Polish-Belarusian border November 18, 2021 in Grodno, Belarus. © 2021 Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (Brussels) – The effort by Belarus to confront the EU at the Polish border with migrants and asylum seekers as the victims persists. Poland unlawfully, and sometimes violently, summarily pushes migrants and asylum seekers back to Belarus, where they face serious abuses, including beatings and rape by border guards and other security forces. At least one person drowned and another…

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