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The court in The Hague dismissed the case on the testimony of a Polish soldier about the murders of refugees

The court in The Hague dismissed the case on the testimony of a Polish soldier about the murders of refugees

The International Court in The Hague refused to consider the case on the testimony of the Polish soldier Emil Chechko, who fled to Belarus, about the murders of refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border.

A soldier of the 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division of the Polish Armed Forces Emil Chechko crossed to the Belarusian side of the border on December 16 last year and asked for asylum in Belarus because of his disagreement with Poland’s tough policy towards migrants. He said that during his service at the border in June last year, Polish security forces could have killed from 200 to 700 migrants. At the end of January of this year, Chechko announced that he had applied to the Hague Tribunal.
On March 17, Chechko was found dead at his place of residence in Minsk. Belarusian experts then did not rule out the violent nature of death. A forensic medical examination was ordered to determine the exact cause of death. On May 5, Chechko was buried at the Polish military cemetery in the Vileika district of the Minsk region.