Poland illegally pushed back of a group of Afghan asylum seekers who were camped out on its border with Belarus in late August, according to Amnesty International.

In a digital investigation published on Thursday, the global rights group said that it used satellite imagery to determine that many of the 32-strong group, including a 15-year-old girl and four women, were located in Poland on August 18, having crossed into the country from Belarus.

However, one day later, they were back on the Belarusian side of the border.

This “could constitute evidence of an unlawful pushback”, Amnesty said, because it appeared to have taken place while armed Polish border guards surrounded a makeshift camp the group had set up.

Since the incident, the group has remained trapped

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