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Following the stolen 2020 Belarusian presidential election and the deterioration of the Belarus–European Union relations, a refugee crisis broke out on the Poland-Belarus border in July 2021. Four months have passed since and still thousands of men, women, and children are left stranded at the border in the freezing weather, living in terrible conditions as they wait to cross into Poland. According to several news outlets, at least 10 people along the border have been killed so far. Aid workers say the unofficial death toll is much higher. At least one 14-year-old Kurdish boy froze to death overnight on the...

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Tens of thousands of protesters marched through several Polish cities and towns on November 6, holding banners reading 'not one more' after a woman, named Izabela, in her 22nd week of pregnancy died of septic shock. Human Rights defenders say it was the effect of the recent near-total ban on abortion.  Izabela was the first woman to die as a result of the 2020 ruling. #Poland Warsaw #protest Against strict abortion laws 6/11/2021 pic.twitter.com/LHhPymGU7O — Nicole Elisei (@EliseiNicole) November 7, 2021 In October 2020, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal, with the support of the ruling pro-Catholic populist Law and Justice (PiS) party, imposed a near-total ban on the abortion...

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