Chechen Asylum Seekers Arrested in Poland
The Polish radio station “Radio Akadera” has reported that three male Chechen asylum seekers were arrested in Poland.
According to the information, local police officers came across the three Chechen men in the city of Augustów, which is within the Podlasie province in northeastern Poland. The Chechens could not produce any documents entitling them to stay in Poland and were arrested immediately. After a short investigation, it was learned that the Chechen asylum seekers left from their homeland due to the ongoing Russian military occupation. They arrived in Poland through Lithuania and were hoping to enter Western Europe to ask for asylum. However, the Polish authorities sent the three Chechen asylum seekers back to Lithuania with claims of illegal entrance to their territory, citing the Dublin II agreement. The fate of the three Chechen asylum seekers is unknown at the moment.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco