Europe Deports More Iraqis
U.N. Refugee Agency Criticizes Some Nations for Tightening Policies; 'I'm Going to Get Killed'
BY MATTHEW DALTON
Wall Street Journal
MARCH 9, 2010
European governments that welcomed tens of thousands of refugees from Iraq after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion are starting to send them back to what asylum-seekers and refugee advocates say is mortal danger, bringing sharp criticism from the United Nations agency that handles refugee issues.
The governments, including Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway, which traditionally have been among the most welcoming to refugees, are moving to deport Iraqis who can't prove their lives will be in danger upon their return.
They argue that Iraq is now safe enough to allow those not facing specific threats to go home.
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