According to the border guards, "the foreigners bore traces of violence resulting from the use of firearms and police dog bites"
The committee's spokesman Anton Bychkovsky told TASS on Wednesday that last night Belarusian border guards picked a man of oriental appearance in grave condition. He died later while being given first aid. On August 3, the Border Guards Committee said that “over the past day about 40 foreigners had been forcibly expelled from the neighboring country to Belarus.” The official said all of them had bodily injuries and looked morally and psychologically depressed.
Lithuania's Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas and Agne Bilotaite said the media reports about a beaten-up Iraqi migrant, found near the Lithuanian-Belarusian border by Belarusian border guards, who soon died of injuries were a provocation by Minsk.