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Poland Finally Lifts State of Emergency at Belarus Border

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Polish border guards patrol along the fence on the Polish-Belarusian border near the village of Nowdziel, June 30, 2022. © 2022 Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via AP Poland ended its state of emergency on Friday, reopening a strip of land parallel to its border with Belarus to outsiders. This “exclusionary zone,” created 10 months ago, blocked aid groups, media, and civil society groups from seeing what happened in this stretch of the border, where migrants and asylum seekers often attempted to cross into the European Union. The state of emergency also made it a crime…

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