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Israel Accused of Forcing Thousands of Asylum Seekers to Return Home

An international human rights group has accused the Israeli government of coercing thousands of African asylum seekers to return home where, Human Rights Watch claims, they could face imprisonment and possible torture. Some 2,000 African asylum seekers live at the Holot detention center in the southern Israeli desert. They can leave during the day but must report back three times a day. Another 1,000 across the road at the Saharonim prison cannot leave. They are among more than 50,000...

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