The start of a likely series of deportations of Afghans from Germany to their homeland after their asylum bids were rejected sparks controversy.
Just weeks after a spate of attacks in Kabul forced Germany to halt deportations to Afghanistan, plans for more flights are reportedly afoot. Failed Afghan asylum-seekers could be forced home as early as next week.
Following several brutal attacks in Afghanistan, Germany has stopped forced deportations to Kabul - for now. Refugees due to be deported - like the 28-year-old Ramin Mohabat, fear for their lives.
A Nuremberg court has freed a 20-year-old Afghan being held in custody while awaiting deportation. His arrest was resisted by 300 fellow students, but it remains unclear whether he will be allowed to stay in Germany.
Germany has suspended deportations to Afghanistan in the wake of the latest bomb attack in Kabul. Now is a good time for an open-minded assessment of asylum policy, says DW's Florian Weigand.
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