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UK to send first asylum seekers to Rwanda

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The Kigali-bound flight had originally been scheduled to take off with 130 asylum seekers on board Tuesday night. In farcical scenes, the flight ultimately failed to leave the runway at all, with individuals still being pulled from the plane one by one throughout Tuesday evening. Eventually, every asylum seeker on board was granted a reprieve, and the empty plane returned to its hangar.
2 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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The Guardian

First UK deportation flight to Rwanda cancelled after European court intervention – as it happened

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2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

U.K. set to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda under new plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson beat back criticism of his plan to send asylum-seekers of various nationalities to Rwanda on Tuesday, saying that efforts to block the flights were 'abetting the work of criminal gangs' involved in smuggling people across borders.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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NDTV

Despite UN Criticism, UK To Send Asylum Seekers To Rwanda

The British government was due to send a first plane carrying failed asylum seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday despite last-ditch legal bids to block the deportations, mounting protests and UN criticism.

2 months ago·New Delhi, India
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Daily Mirror

Should the UK send asylum seekers 5,000 miles away to Rwanda? Have your say

Under Government plans, human beings fleeing persecution and violence could be sent halfway around the world in a move criticised by human rights experts, lawyers, and even Prince Charles.

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Washington Times

UK set to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda under new plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his plan to send asylum-seekers of various nationalities to Rwanda just hours before the first plane was set to leave Tuesday, saying that efforts to block the flights were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” involved in smuggling people across borders.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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CNN

Video: Asylum-seekers react to UK's controversial Rwanda plan

The British government is to send some asylum-seekers that arrive in Britain to Rwanda, in a controversial policy that they say aims to disrupt people-smuggling networks and deter migrants from making the dangerous Channel crossing to England from Europe. CNN's Nada Bashir visited a refugee camp in Calais, France, and spoke to some asylum-seekers.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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