DW: A German appraisal that Afghanistan remains “volatile” has rekindled a row over whether to reject asylum-seekers. Bavarian CSU conservatives want more expulsions. Asylum advocates want returns fully stopped. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Niloofar Rahmani, who became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force, has been granted asylum in the United States. Rahmani requested asylum in U.S. after completing 18-month training course in the country. She won asylum after 16-month wait. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 22, 2018 German police say a 70-year-old German-Russian dual national has been arrested and accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder after he attacked three asylum seekers with a knife. The bloody attack, which occurred outside a church in the western city of Heilbronn on February 17, left a 17-year-old Afghan
Jafar Haand VOA News January 30, 2018 Afghanistan is asking the U.S. government to stop deporting Afghan nationals, saying it has no repatriation agreement with the United States. “We did not sign any such agreements with the United States of America,” Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the VOA
AP: Official figures show that 100,412 persons applied for asylum in France in 2017, up 17 percent on the year before. The highest asylum requests came from Albania, Afghanistan and Haiti. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 20, 2017 Afghan soldiers and police who train in the United States go “absent without leave,” or AWOL, at far higher rates than those of any other country, possibly jeopardizing efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog says. Out of a total of 320 foreign military trainees who
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
The Guardian (UK): An asylum seeker has been flown back to the UK from Afghanistan after the Home Office was ordered by the courts to bring him back because he had been deported illegally. Samim Bigzad, 23, was returned to the UK on Sunday night after a legal battle during which judges said four times it
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 13, 2017 Germany has deported eight Afghan men whose applications for asylum were rejected, sending them back to Afghanistan on September 13. Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said the men were all convicted criminals and that at least two have been convicted on charges of rape. Mohammad Asif Abbasi, an