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U.N.: Greece Deported 13 Refugees Before Asylum Claims Were Processed

HeadlineApr 06, 2016

In Europe, refugees continue to stage protests to demand countries reopen their borders. On Tuesday, a group of refugees set up an encampment along the major highway E75 near the Greece-Macedonia border, blocking traffic for hours. This comes as the United Nations refugee agency is raising new questions about whether Greece is deporting refugees back to Turkey before they have had a chance to apply for asylum. Under the controversial European Union plan, Greece is supposed to process all refugees’ asylum claims and only deport people if their claims are rejected. But the U.N. says Greek police did not process the claims of at least 13 of the 202 refugees deported to Turkey on Monday—the first day the deal was put into practice.

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