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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

UK: Iraqi refugees seekers detained to be deported

from The Guardian

Scores of Iraqi failed asylum seekers are being detained around Britain in preparation for the first programme of forced removals, despite United Nations advice against such deportations, the Home Office confirmed last night.

Refugee groups said the move was "appalling and dangerous", with the volatile situation in Iraq meaning it is too soon to send people home. The Home Office said ministers do not accept that all parts of Iraq are affected by insurgent action and equally unsafe.

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