The international human rights organization Amnesty International asked Belarus for access to migrants who are on the Belarusian-Polish border, but was refused. About it reported in a press release posted on the organization’s website.
“Amnesty International asked the Belarusian authorities to provide access to the border zone and people who happened to be there. In their response, the authorities said that “the Belarusian side does not see any benefit in the visit of Amnesty International representatives with the stated purpose,” the organization said in a statement.
Amnesty International emphasizes that people on the border are in very difficult conditions. ”They face hunger, insecurity and a shocking level of brutality from the Belarusian forces, which are“ squeezing ”them into Poland, from where they are systematically driven back by Polish officers. Opposing forces are playing a dirty game with human lives, ”said Jennifer Foster, Refugee and Migrant Rights Researcher at Amnesty International.
The situation on the border between Poland and Belarus escalated a few weeks ago, when thousands of migrants began to arrive there, hoping to get into the EU.