Human Rights Watch condemn Dutch asylum policy (again)

Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a report released 21-01-14, has called on the Dutch government to find alternatives to migrant detention, says nieuws.nl.

The report criticises the way in which asylum seekers are treated in detention. It also criticises the IND for illegally labelling almost 300 asylum seekers ‘deportable’, including Russian asylum seeker Alexandr Dolmatov, who committed suicide in his cell after fearing deportation.

Finally the report notes that although deportations to Somalia should not have begun until 2013, the government recommenced them in September 2012. In November 2012 one of the deported asylum seekers was wounded in a bomb attack in Mogadishu, three dasy after he was deported.

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