Israel postpones asylum seekers deportation to Rwanda

Israeli officials announced that they will temporarily stop the deportation of African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda.

However, Israel will continue to keep in prison asylum seekers who are already in prison for refusing deportation, 972 mag has learnt.

The decision is taken in response to a petition that sought an injunction to stop it.

On the other hand, the deportations were scheduled to begin until April 1, 2018

Meanwhile, Rwanda has denied existence of agreement with Israel concerning deportations of thousands of African asylum seekers.

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