Europe deported 10,000 Afghans to face death and torture


An Amnesty International report revealed that number of ‘forcibly’ deported Afghans was tripled last year.

Amnesty International reported EU governments “forcibly” sent back almost 10,000 Afghans back to their country in 2016 after having rejected their applications for asylum. 

The stunning number of Afghans who have surged back to Afghanistan are at grave risk of torture, kidnapping, rape and death, according to the report.` 

Amnesty International said number of rejected asylum seekers have nearly tripled in 2016, compared to 3,300 rejected in 2015. 

Many of the rejected Afghans were detained and then deported from European countries and others “ostensibly voluntarily” returned to their homeland with financial help. 

“European governments are forcing increasing numbers of asylum seekers back to the dangers from which they fled, in brazen violation of international law,” Amnesty said in their report.

The Amnesty report revealed that the forcibly returned Afghans include unaccompanied children and young adults who had arrived in Europe when they were children. Amnesty International interviewed some of these immigrants for the report, finding out that several of them were sent to parts of Afghanistan where they had never been to, putting them at grave risks and dangerous situation.


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