An original translation by Ava Lon with much thanks.
13 September 2016 4:39 pm
Two of the four detained Chechens suspected of collaborating with the Islamic State, were beneficiaries of subsidiary protection – reported the site poranny.pl. In practice, this means that they enjoyed the same rights as refugees.
Others were previously granted the so called “tolerated stay”, which allowed them to legally reside on the territory of the Polish state.
Chechens were active during the period from May to October 2014. Poranny.pl writes, that Muslim immigrants gathered almost 9000 euro, which had to be sent to the terrorists of the Islamic State. Additionally they were accumulating paramilitary equipment as well as weapons and ammunition.
Their most spectacular action seems to have been the organizing of a surgery in Bialystok hospital. One of the terrorists had a bullet removed from his chest. Later, he was provided medical care and a stay in Poland, as well as help in returning to the Middle East.
Investigators reported that the group acted in Bialystok, Lomza, Warsaw [in Poland] and in Turkey. The men were staying legally in Poland, and one of them was later captured in Germany. Defendants are pleading not guilty.