14 September 2017

News Story: Germany resumes deportation of Afghans

BERLIN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Germany restored deportation of Afghans on Wednesday after a suspension was introduced in May in response to a terrorist attack on the German embassy in Kabul on May 31.

The suspension was imposed due to the perception of a general security deterioration in Afghanistan.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a statement that the eight men flown to Kabul International Airport had all been convicted for crimes and had been unsuccessful in their asylum applications. The individuals were brought to Duesseldorf airport directly from prison ahead of their flight's departure.

The arrival of eight returnees was confirmed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Read the full story at Xinhua