Refugees from India and Pakistan were found on the territory of the Baldone sanatorium

Refugees from India and Pakistan were found on the territory of the Baldone sanatorium
Refugees from India and Pakistan were found on the territory of the Baldone sanatorium
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The smog probably occurred because the people in the building tried to warm themselves. At the moment, there are no security risks in the vicinity of the sanatorium and in the district.

The State Border Guard informs the “tv3.lv” portal that 11 of the detained refugees came from India, while one more came from Pakistan. The refugees had managed to get almost to the capital, having illegally crossed the border between Latvia and Belarus.

Persons detained in accordance with Article 51 of the Immigration Law. The refugees were placed in the “Daugavpils” accommodation center for foreigners detained by the State Border Guard.

This year, according to Article 285 of the Criminal Law, that is, when a person illegally moves across the state border, and according to Article 285.1, the possibility of staying illegally in the Republic of Latvia, 10 criminal proceedings were initiated against 15 persons.

Amendments to the Criminal Law have entered into force since October 2023, which provide for harsher penalties for the illegal movement of persons across the state border and the organization and execution of other criminal activities related to illegal migration to the Republic of Latvia. The new amendments also provide for long-term deprivation of liberty.

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In March, a prison sentence was imposed for the illegal transfer of persons across the country’s border – the court sentenced a Pakistani citizen to six years and one month in prison.

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