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Cyprus: Abusive detention of migrants and asylum seekers flouts EU law

Headline Title:  Cyprus: Abusive detention of migrants and asylum seekers flouts EU law 18 March 2014 Cypriot immigration authorities routinely detain hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers in prison-like conditions for extended periods while awaiting deportation, said Amnesty International. Those detained include Syrian refugees and women separated from their young children.Evidence gathered by researchers during a recent visit to Cyprus indicates that the authorities are exploiting European Union (EU) laws – imposing automatic detention of migrants and asylum-seekers without implementing…

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