Poland continues arbitrary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus
Practices at the EU external border undermine the right of people to international protection.
In the early morning it gets busy in the train station of Brest, Belarus. The city is only a few kilometres from the Polish border town Terespol - a short train ride. For most asylum seekers here it is not the first time they are attempting to seek asylum in Poland, some have tried dozens of times. Most come from authoritarian states in Central Asia and Chechnya. But the procedure at the border is arbitrary. Its said that maximum one family per day is allowed in. As this report shows, the situation at the Eastern border of the EU is yet another example for the erosion of the right to asylum in Europe.
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