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Anadolu Agency: Poland’s Tatar Muslim community on the front line

Mizar, a Muslim cemetery, is less than a kilometer outside the small village of Bohoniki in northeastern Poland.

You pass the last houses, turn left along a track lined with trees. Behind a wall, between the trees, tombstones with crescent-shaped monuments begin.

The village is located 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) in a straight line from Poland’s border with Belarus.

The refugee burial area is in the far corner of the cemetery. There are seven graves among the birch trees surrounded by stones.

Since autumn 2021, the cemetery near Bohoniki has become a burial place for refugees who have died crossing the Polish-Belarusian border.

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