Thursday, June 10, 2010

UN protests deportation of Iraqi asylum seekers

56 Iraqis were deported this week to Baghad, not by Australia but by Sweden. The UN is most unhappy:

"UNHCR is concerned about the signal that forced returns from Europe could give to other host countries, particularly those neighbouring Iraq," said Melissa Fleming, spokesperson of the refugees agency said on Tuesday in advance of the deportations.

Sort of makes Australia's middle-of-nowhere detention look downright humanitarian, now doesn't it?


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