MOSCOW, July 16 (Sputnik) – A prominent human rights watchdog on Monday denounced the deportations of Afghan asylum seekers at a time when the number of civilian casualties in the conflict-torn country has hit a new record as an “unconscionable” act and a “brazen” breach of international law. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Tolo News: Some of the returnees were deported by the Turkish authorities. Currently, there are 100,000 Afghans living in Turkey, according to Alima, deputy minister of refugees. Rights groups have criticized Turkey for deporting migrants back to conflict-torn countries, including Afghanistan, saying it was putting their lives at risk. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV April 8, 2018 Turkish authorities have kicked off deportations of hundreds of Afghan refugees who had come to the country in their thousands recently with the hope to cross into Europe. The Dogan news agency said Sunday that a first group of Afghan refugees, some 227 people, had boarded a charter flight provided
Tolo News: Khadija Jafari cries as she looks at the asylum-seeker’s home in Croatia where she, her sister and their three children have spent three nights since they were deported from Austria. “We were sleeping in our room and then the police came,” Jafari recalled, wiping tears from her face. “I fled to my neighbor, and the
Tolo News: Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani inaugurated Afghanistan’s first ever embassy in Greece on Monday and held talks with Greek officials during his trip to Athens. This was the first visit of a senior Afghan delegation to Greece. Rabbani said his meetings with Greek officials were aimed at strengthening political, economic and trade ties between
Press TV November 18, 2017 A report reveals that the European Union compound in the Afghan capital of Kabul is under investigation for having a role in an alcohol-smuggling ring in the Muslim country, where possession and consumption of alcohol is illegal. Leaked Facebook and WhatsApp messages forwarded to EU investigators appear to show that beer,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Alan Crosby October 5, 2017 Amnesty International (AI) says thousands of Afghans are being put in danger by European governments by forcing them home, where they face the risk of human rights abuses including torture, kidnapping, and death. In a report on asylum seekers being returned to Afghanistan from Europe, published on October
AP: A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe in 2015 that involved her son and grandson carrying her through mountains, deserts and forests has finally been granted temporary shelter in the Scandinavian country. The Migration Court of Appeal said Wednesday it has reversed a decision by Swedish Migration Agency to deport Bibihal
VOA News September 4, 2017 A 106-year-old woman thought to be the world’s oldest refugee is set to be deported after being denied asylum in Sweden. Bibihal Uzbeki’s son and grandson carried her on their backs as they fled from Kunduz in northeastern Afghanistan via Iran and Turkey in the hopes of finding haven in
SBS: According to a report by Swedish outlet Blankspot, centenarian Bibihal Uzbeki is due to be sent back to her home in Afghanistan. One of the world’s oldest asylum seekers, Ms Uzbeki fled the northern Afghan city of Kunduz when the Taliban captured it. Click here to read more (external link).