Sweden to deport 1,000 Iraqi refugees weekly28/08/2012 17:38
ERBIL, Aug.28 (AKnews)- Tomorrow on every week Sweden will deport 1,000 Iraqi asylum seekers against their wish, said Kurdistan-based chief of International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR).
Weekly one thousand Iraqi asylum seekers (mainly Kurds) are expected to be transported to Baghdad from Sweden, said IFIR's chief Amanja Abdulla.
Abdulla said Sweden's recent step comes following an agreement between the Iraqi and Swedish governments. This is while a month ago the Iraqi Council of Representatives decided not to receive the Iraqi asylum seekers who are deported to Baghdad against their wish.
The NGO official warned that if the policy against asylum seekers continues, almost 7,000 Iraqi refugees will face deportation.
By Dawan Hadi