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Sweden stops returning immigrants to Greece

Sweden stops returning immigrants to Greece

Sweden says it won't send asylum seekers back to Greece until a court has decided if the treatment they receive there makes such returns illegal.
Sweden's immigration authority said Wednesday asylum seekers in Greece encounter difficulties getting their cases tried.
Human rights groups have also criticized Greece for imprisoning immigrants like criminals and holding them in appalling detention facilities.
According to EU law, refugees must seek asylum in the first EU country they enter. But Sweden will join three other countries in halting the return of asylum seekers to Greece, which is a busy entry point for immigrants.
Sweden's migration court decided it would try the issue in October, but hasn't set a date for the ruling.


Updated : 2021-06-25 02:56 GMT+08:00