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The body of a man was discovered near the village of Janowo in the Hajnów district, the Podlaskie police informed. His identity is not yet known, the police are conducting activities under the supervision of the prosecutor.

On Tuesday evening, a man’s body was found near the village of Janowo (Hajnowski poviat), the police said. The discovery of the corpse was announced on social media by activists dealing with humanitarian aid to those in need at the border with Belarus. They said they found the body during a routine patrol in the woods and notified the authorities. The police confirmed this information. As she reported, on Tuesday around 19:30 she received a report – it was about the area of ​​Janowo near Narewka, on the border with Belarus.

– Police officers carry out procedural and identification activities under the supervision of the prosecutor. At the moment, the identity of the man is unknown – informed Elżbieta Zaborowska from the press team of the Podlaskie police.

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The Prosecutor’s Office is investigating deaths at the border

The investigation into the circumstances of this person’s death will be conducted by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Hajnówka. In similar cases, it initially collects evidence and orders an autopsy at the Department of Forensic Medicine in Białystok.

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Then, the evidence collected in the initial phase is transferred to the District Prosecutor’s Office in Suwałki. This is because all individual proceedings in which the circumstances of the death of people whose bodies were found near the border with Belarus in Podlasie are determined.

When it started migration crisis on this border, in the autumn of 2021, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Białystok decided that cases regarding the deaths of migrants will be combined and transferred to the District Prosecutor’s Office in Suwałki.

Two main investigations are currently being conducted there, each case being a separate thread. The first investigation investigates the circumstances of the deaths of people whose bodies were found near the eastern border from autumn 2021 – when this area was still covered then state of emergency – by the end of 2022. In the second – cases recorded since the beginning of 2023.

Operation “Sluice” – Lukashenko’s revenge

Migration crisis on the borders of Belarus and Poland, Lithuania and Latvia was triggered by Alyaksandr Lukashenko, who is accused of conducting a hybrid war. It consists in the organized transfer of migrants to the territory of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Over the 28 years of his rule, Lukashenko has repeatedly threatened Europe with weakening border controls.

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Tadeusz Giczan, journalist of the Belarusian opposition channel Nexta, described the action of bringing migrants to Belarus from the Middle East or Africa to cause a migration crisis. He explained that the Belarusian services were conducting the “Sluice” operation invented 10 years ago in this way. Under the guise of trips to Minsk, promising to transfer to the EU, Lukashenko’s regime brought thousands of migrants to Belarus. Then he transports them to the borders of EU countries, where Belarusian services force them to cross them illegally. This operation is ongoing.

Main photo source: Twitter/podlaskaPolicja

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