On June 6 2016 the European Liberties Platform reported the news about the Syrian man arrested by tsecurity patrol, “Fenix”, in Zgorzelec, a town on the Polish-German border last February. The guards checked the man’s ID and after concluding that his stay in Poland is illegal, handed him over to the Border Guard. However, the authorities said that the man was staying in Poland legally because he had a proper legal title to stay in Germany and the right to cross the German-Polish border. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) has sent a letter to the Director of the Department of Permits and Licences at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, addressing the arrest of this Syrian national, inquire whether the company had a valid licence for the provision of personal and asset protection services.
Through this request, it was found that Fenix does not hold such a license at all and cannot perform this work in Poland.
For more information: http://www.liberties.eu/en/short-news/12317