Polish Court Refuses to Release Chechen Asylum Seeker
The Polish news channel TVP Info has reported that a court refused to release a detained Chechen man in Białystok, Poland.
Rustam Dadaev was detained while applying for asylum for a fourth time in Warsaw, Poland on July 22, 2011 and was sent to the closed center for foreigners in Białystok. Rustam’s two children are seriously ill and need medical treatment. Due to their situation, Rustam asked for his release to take care of his children. However, on September 22, the District Court in Białystok refused to release him. “Rustam may get in touch with his family via telephone. Also the medical reports about the children are not current, these are reports from last year. Thus there is no reason to accept his appeal,” said Joanna Toczydłowska, the spokeswoman for the district court.
“Rustam will be kept until December 17, if he does not receive refugee status by then, he will probably be deported,” said Anna Wójcik, the spokeswoman for Podlaskie Region Border Guards.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco