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Israel Releases Hundreds of Migrants from Desert Facility

Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from a remote detention center after a court order
Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from a remote detention center after a court ordered those held for more than a year to be released. Israel so far approved less than 1% of refugee requests from all countries including four Eritreans. (Photo: Flash90)

By AFP,

Israel on Tuesday began releasing hundreds of African migrants from a detention center in the middle of the desert after a court order, but the asylum-seekers were barred from entering two cities.

A recent court decision ordered Israel to release the illegal migrants held for more than a year at a detention center in the Negev desert, a ruling affecting 1,178 of the asylum-seekers. Continue reading Israel Releases Hundreds of Migrants from Desert Facility

Djibouti Hands 267 Eritrean Detainees Over to UNHCR

The detainees are mostly deserters from the military service in Eritrea. However, because there is a border dispute with Djibouti, and these deserters have military training, they are treated as a security risk. They have been detained out of a misplaced fear – though none of them were caught doing anything to harm the host country.” – Elsa Chyrum from Human Rights Concern Eritrea

The 19 Eritrean Prisoners of War (POW) that are detained at the Negad detention center in Djibouti since the 10 – 13 June 2008 short border skirmish between Eritrea and Djibouti

By World Bulletin,

THE Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritreans over to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said Monday.

“Some of them are military deserters and prisoners of the Djibouti-Eritrea war, which broke out on June 10, 2008,” Tahir told Anadolu Agency.

Tahir said the Eritreans were technically under Djibouti’s protection, going on to note that “there are [another] 19 prisoners of war (POWs) temporarily under our protection.”  Continue reading Djibouti Hands 267 Eritrean Detainees Over to UNHCR