The BBC has obtained first-hand accounts from migrants who say they’ve been illegally deported from the European Union by Polish border troops.
Near the border between Belarus and Poland, the BBC’s Europe correspondent Nick Beake discovered migrants stranded in a forest, with night-time temperatures dropping effectively beneath freezing. 4 persons are identified to have died.
EU members Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have every declared a state of emergency amid a surge of hundreds of individuals attempting to cross from Belarus. The EU has accused the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of utilizing migrants as a weapon, whereas Poland has banned assist staff and journalists from its border zone.
Produced, filmed and edited by Bruno Boelpaep
Native producer: Grzegorz Sokol