The start of a likely series of deportations of Afghans from Germany to their homeland after their asylum bids were rejected sparks controversy.
Around 50 failed asylum seekers have been reportedly rounded up to be flown to Kabul. Almost 150 Afghans are believed to have been deported from Germany since December.
In the first two months of 2017, Germany has granted asylum to only 48 percent of Afghan migrants, local German media has reported. This is a drop of 30 percent since 2015.
Have thousands of Taliban members fled to Germany? The country’s federal public prosecutor is investigating 70 cases of alleged radical Islamist fighters. Strangely, many have previously admitted their guilt.
A man convicted of a deadly assault on a German-Turkish woman in 2014 has been deported to his native Serbia after serving jail time. The case sparked outrage across Germany, with many hailing the woman as a heroine.
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