Refugees in Poland to gain marginally better conditions?
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Poland will offer slightly less inhumane conditions to asylum seekers, removing bars from the windows at detention centres for foreigners, the interior ministry said in a policy paper circulated on Tuesday.
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The border guard runs six detention centres for asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants at Białymstok, Kętrzyn, Biała Podlaska, Przemyśl, Lesznowola and Krośno Odrzańskie. The cost of converting them to a little less prison-like conditions is estimated at PLN 4.5 million.
The process is planned to take till the end of 2017.
The bars will be replaced with other means to prevent foreigners getting away from the detention centres.
Every year over 1,000 foreigners are detained in Poland, the figure falling to 1,323 last year from 1,765 in 2013 thanks to legal changes. The most detained foreigners come from Russia (591), Georgia (144), Vietnam (133) and Ukraine (120). (an)