Refugees who came ashore at UK military base in Cyprus trapped in asylum ‘limbo’

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Human rights groups and lawyers claim Britain is shirking its legal responsibilities to protect 114 people The British government has been accused of being “deceitful” and dodging its legal responsibilities to a group of refugees whose failing boats washed ashore in a British military zone on Cyprus late last year. The Ministry of Defence has stated that the 114 people who came ashore are the responsibility of Cyprus and, according to the refugees, has said they will be sent to Lebanon, from where their boats set sail, if they do not seek asylum with Cypriot authorities. Related: UK must...


Refugees who came ashore at UK military base in Cyprus trapped in asylum ‘limbo’


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