AC: Poland disallows Chechens right of exit
- Poland disallows Chechens right of exit
Warsaw/Agency Caucasus - The inclusion of Poland as a member of the
European Union on December 21 in Schengen got the hunting started for
Chechens trying to cross the border.
Just as a group of Chechens were detained last week while they tried to
cross by train Poland's border to Germany, another group of Chechens
were detained on the border of Czech Republic. Security officers of the
Polish border detained 28 Chechens while they tried to cross the border
to Czech Republic on a Polish train from Warsaw to Vienna.
Reported to have been granted by Polish authorities provisional
documents of asylum, this group of Chechens had 12 children.
Although the Warsaw administration embraced Chechens at the risk of
gaining Russia's anger for doing so, the administration does not allow
the Chechens to go to different parts of the EU because they do not have
a Schengen visa. Poland permits Chechens to stay in the country.
The Chechens who were referred to the court are now expected to be sent
to a center where illegal refugees are accommodated. CHPRS/ÖZ/FT