MOFA: No evidence of mass executions to Iraqis at Polish borders

  • 22-06-2022, 19:30
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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MOFA confirmed on Wednesday, that there is no evidence so far of mass executions to Iraqis on the Polish borders.
    Earlier, MOFA had directed the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Warsaw of the importance of coordination with the Polish side, following the information circulated by the media at the time about the exposure of Iraqi immigrants to dangers that are affecting their lives, according to MOFA spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf statement to the Iraqi News Agency – INA.
    "On the 7th of February 2022, the embassy embarked on high-level coordination and investigation via the relevant authorities in Poland, and it was proven that the news issued by foreign and local media were incorrect, due to the lack of any reliable and legal evidence such as eyewitnesses, video footage or photos to the occurrence of mass executions on the Polish-Belarusian border. In addition to that, the fact that no official complaint was received from any Iraqi citizen referring to what was mentioned in those news,” Al-Sahaf explained.
    He noted that "the Iraqi government has previously formed a specialized legal team concerned with following up on this file, and it will submit its report as soon as the investigation follow-up is completed."