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German Pilots Ground Flights to Protect Afghan Asylum Seekers

HeadlineDec 05, 2017
 h21 german pilot migrant solidarity

And a new report finds German airline pilots are increasingly grounding flights in solidarity with Afghan refugees whose applications for asylum have been refused. Germany’s government said Monday that pilots have refused to fly at least 222 flights carrying Afghans out of Germany—in some cases delaying their deportations long enough for them to successfully appeal their asylum claims.

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