Belarus decided to stop allowing citizens from the Middle East, mainly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, to board flights from Turkey to Mink.
According to the state-owned airline Belavia, the decision was taken at the request of Turkish authorities.
The move came as the Belarus-Poland border crisis escalated, with thousands of migrants and refugees stranded near the frontier, hoping to enter the EU.
The situation is particularly acute for mothers and children stuck in the extreme cold weather and freezing temperatures without any humanitarian or medical aid.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) stresses that the move came in flagrant violation to the freedom of movement or the right to travel guaranteed by the international laws and resolutions.
Such a right is provided in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which asserts that:
“Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.”
“Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.