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Refugees stranded at the border have the right to food and water

For nearly two weeks, a group of 32 refugees has been stuck at the Belarus-Poland border.

As DN mentioned earlier The situation at the border in the village of Osnarz Gornji becomes increasingly desperate as soldiers surround the refugees on both sides of the border, neither coming nor going.

Afghan refugees trapped on the border between Poland and Belarus.

Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP

European Court of Human Rights In Strasbourg on Wednesday, a provisional decision that Poland is obligated to help refugees with food, water, clothing and adequate medical assistance.

Press release from the European Court of Justice.

Press release from the European Court of Justice.

Following the court letter, cheers were heard from the group, according to the O’Kalini Association, which is at the site on the border in support of the group.

From a field just over a hundred meters away, activists played music Wednesday night in support of the refugees.

The court’s decision is valid until September 15 – but the court wrote – this does not mean that Poland is obligated to allow them to enter the country. How the situation will be resolved is still not clear.

The decision also applies to Latvia, where a similar situation has arisen since a group of 41 Kurdish refugees from Iraq were stuck at the border with Belarus.

Several reviews by investigators Journalists in the Baltic states and Germany previously showed that the sudden disruption of immigrants from Belarus is being coordinated by the Belarusian state.

Lithuania, for example, took in more than 4,200 asylum seekers this year who crossed the border from Belarus – compared to 74 last year. Investigations also revealed the involvement of companies with links to the dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

The European Union has strongly condemned the Belarusian action, describing it as the regime’s retaliation for imposing sanctions on the country.

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