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South Africa: Police repeatedly turn on asylum-seekers amid xenophobia spike

Headline Title:  South African police turn on asylum-seekers amid xenophobia spike 29 May 2013  The South African authorities must stop trying to ‘squeeze out’ asylum-seekers Amnesty International said today, after police used pepper spray and stun grenades to repel desperate crowds outside a Cape Town refugee office. Crowds of around a thousand asylum-seekers and refugees trying to legally renew their permits at the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office have been refused entry since Monday 27 May, and over three days have been on the receiving end of stun grenades, pepper spray,…

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