Six families receive permanent residence after two-decade stay at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus Six refugee families who have been stranded on a sovereign British army base in Cyprus for more than 20 years have been granted indefinite leave to enter the UK for permanent residence by the British government. The decision, announced by their London lawyers Leigh Day, is a victory for the families – originally from Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia and Syria – who left the coast of Lebanon in a fishing boat operated by smugglers in the hope of making an Italian landfall....
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