European govts deport almost 10,000 Afghans: Amnesty finds

LONDON, Oct 5 (INP) Almost 10,000 Afghans were sent home forcibly by European states last year, despite the high risk of torture and death they face there, a damning new report has found.

Amnesty International said that 9,460 asylum seekers were forcibly returned to their homeland, a 300 per cent increase on the previous year.

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