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Germany officially renounced the mass expulsion of Afghans

14:05, Wednesday, 09 August, 2017
Germany officially renounced the mass expulsion of Afghans

The interior Ministry and the German foreign Ministry agreed that the practice, under which Afghan refugees deported from Germany back to his homeland, will be continued only in isolated cases.

This position is part of Berlin is associated with an updated assessment of the Federal authorities of the situation in the sphere of security in the country, said publishing Association Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND).
     Thus the German Ministry officially confirmed the procedure providing for the expulsion of Afghan asylum seekers only in exceptional cases. Unofficially, she acted in may of this year after the bloody terrorist attack at the Embassy of Germany in Kabul.
     Today, Afghanistan is not in the list of the so-called "safe countries". The list, which included, in particular, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, aims to ease the process of mass expulsion of German citizens of those States, applied to Germany for asylum.
     Earlier, the German authorities argued that in Afghanistan there are safe areas, and insisted on a more active expulsion from Germany of Afghans who have been refused asylum.
     According to RND, at the end of June 2017 in Germany, there were about 10 of thousands of Afghans to be forcibly expelled. Compared to figures a year ago, this figure decreased by 5 thousand. Expulsion in the first place, be criminals and persons who pose a potential threat to public safety. The measure also applies to refugees, for whatever reason, refuse to disclose their identity.
     In may of this year and 300 metres from the German Embassy in the Afghan capital exploded a car bomb tanker driven by a suicide bomber. The attack killed more than 150 people, more than 300 were injured. All victims — citizens of Afghanistan, among them two guards of the Embassy.

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