Asylum-seekers are sent back
Several dozen Iraqis who failed to gain asylum in Europe returned to Iraq despite concerns the country is still too dangerous, the U.N. refugee agency said.
After the plane carrying a batch of deportees landed at Baghdad’s airport, 10 of the passengers refused to disembark and had to be escorted off the aircraft by police, an airport official said. The returnees did not resist the security personnel who boarded the plane, but told them they were not returning to Iraq voluntarily.
The plane arrived from Stockholm with 27 Iraqi deportees from Sweden, nine from Norway, four from the Netherlands and an unknown number from Britain, a U.N. spokeswoman said.