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UN Says Greece May Have 'Accidentally' Deported Asylum Seekers


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UN Says Greece May Have 'Accidentally' Deported Asylum Seekers

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Greece officials said Tuesday they are temporarily halting the forced deportation of refugees after an overwhelming number of people being held in migrant detention camps submitted applications for asylum.

The announced came amid warnings from the United Nations' refugee agency that the EU member nation may have "mistakenly" sent asylum-seekers back to Turkey without processing their claims, which would be a violation of international law.