Germany deports 26 Afghan asylum seekers to Kabul despite 'threats to life'

Germany deported 26 Afghan refugees to Kabul this week prompting outcry from human rights groups, who warned they face risks to their lives from the coronavirus pandemic and a resurgence in violence in Afghanistan. Twenty-six Afghan asylum seekers boarded a chartered plane from Dusseldorf to Kabul on Tuesday night, after Germany ended a moratorium on deportations that was put in place due to threat of the coronavirus. The men arrived in the Afghan capital at 7am Wednesday local time on the 35th deportation flight from Germany to Afghanistan since 2016, according to the press agency DPA. The Ge…

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