1TV: More than 350 Afghan asylum seekers have died near Turkish border during the last nine months, Afghanistan’s Consul General in Istanbul said calling the figure as shocking. Those who have reached their destination are also facing hardship and are seeking to return home, Zakaria Barekzai said. Click here to read more (external link).
The Verge: When the US entered Afghanistan, local DJs were hired to help with the war effort. And when the American military pulled out, they abandoned those voices, leaving many of them for dead. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 9, 2019 Germany has deported another group of failed Afghan asylum seekers to their home country, according to the dpa news agency. Forty-four Afghans arrived in Kabul on October 9 — the 28th such group that has been deported in less than three years. Since December 2016, 720 Afghans have
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 5, 2019 Officials in Serbia has accused border police in EU neighbor Croatia of torturing an Afghan teen and ignoring his and 15 other fellow migrants’ right to claim asylum within the Brussels-based bloc. The allegation was quickly dismissed by Zagreb as an effort by Belgrade to deflect criticism of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 1, 2019 Police in France detained an Afghan asylum-seeker after one person was killed and nine others injured in a knife attack near a commuter train station outside Lyon. Authorities on August 31 described the attacker as a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was
“This deportation is emblematic of the cruel and dehumanising policies of many European governments” Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International Amnesty International: Eshan Abbasi (16) and his sister Taibeh (20) and brother Yasin (22), were deported from Norway to Istanbul on Saturday together with their mother. Due to her health condition, their mother is expected to be returned
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 9, 2019 A European Council watchdog committee has accused German police of mistreating an Afghan man being deported back to his homeland by squeezing his genitals. “To ill-treat a person by squeezing the genitals, a technique which is clearly aimed at inflicting severe pain to gain compliance, is both excessive
BBC News: Hungary tried and failed to deport three Afghan families to Afghanistan on Tuesday, in a move that rights groups say is a breach of international law. It was intended to prove the right-wing Fidesz government’s resolve to fight what it calls “illegal migrants”. However, the European Court of Human Rights intervened in one family’s
Ramon Taylor VOA News February 1, 2019 NEW YORK — In the spring of 2016, Reshad, a 32-year-old Afghan, came to feel his life was on the line for “working with infidels” in his job as a civil engineer contracted to the U.S. military. “In a matter of seconds, I found myself being targeted, with four
DW: In an article designed to raise the hackles of those worried about foreigners and crime, German daily Bild reported on Thursday that Afghanistan had turned away an Afghan deportee with a long criminal record at its border and sent him back to Germany. “The individual was mentally ill and, as a result of a joint