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Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in 'attack plot'Germany false flag attack probe deepensGerman officer-refugee probe shifts to ′hit-list′ | News | DW.COM ...Germany promises quick answer to soldier-refugee mystery | News ...Gay HIV-positive Russian refugee is released from detention by US immigration authoritiesPoland seals Europe's eastern frontier as EU turns a blind eyeImmigrant and refugee students learn about their rightsCan whistleblowers be recognized as refugees?German soldier poses as Syrian refugee to plot attackArrested German soldier posing as a Syrian refugee has "xenophobic background"World needs more humanity if it's gong to solve th refugee crisis, activists urge at TED talkWorld needs more humanity if it's gong to solve th refugee crisis, activists urge at TED talkThe Eritreans fleeing to EthiopiaGerman soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'German soldier, posing as refugee, arrested in attack plot

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Germany devours book on Angela Merkel decision to open borders
The GuardianApril 6, 2017

At last month's regional elections in Saarland, a state that had voluntarily taken in a larger share of asylum seekers than required, the refugee issue barely registered. But two books published this spring suggest that ... to what exactly happened in ...more »

Germany accepting fewer Afghan asylum seekers
Deutsche WelleApril 24, 2017

The Chancellor is running for reelection in September this year and has come under fire in the past for her open door asylum policy as a million migrants entered Germany two years ago. "It's a result of political orders to increase deportations and ...more »

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Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in 'attack plot'
The Times of IsraelApril 30, 2017

He had registered himself at a German refugee shelter and even launched a request for political asylum, said the prosecution statement. Incredibly, the request was accepted, even though the soldier speaks no Arabic. He was allotted a place in the ...more »

Germany false flag attack probe deepens
TRT WorldApril 30, 2017

He had registered himself at a refugee shelter in Germany and even launched a request for political asylum, which was accepted, said the prosecution statement. The statement added that the fact that the soldier couldn't even speak a word of Arabic ...more »

German officer-refugee probe shifts to ′hit-list′ | News | DW.COM ...
Deutsche WelleApril 30, 2017

A Bundeswehr lieutenant had a Left party Berlin lawmaker on his alleged list of intended targets, German media reported. Riddles remain as to how the soldier ...more »

Germany promises quick answer to soldier-refugee mystery | News ...
Deutsche WelleApril 29, 2017

Quick answers to Germany's mystery over an army officer's double life as a Syrian asylum-seeker are being demanded by the Interior and Defense ministries.more »

Gay HIV-positive Russian refugee is released from detention by US immigration authorities
Gay Star NewsApril 29, 2017

He entered the US legally in 2014, but applied for political asylum once his visa expired, and within the one-year deadline. He cited the dangerous situation of LGBTI people, especially gay men, in Russia. Davydov was waiting for his asylum interview ...more »

Poland seals Europe's eastern frontier as EU turns a blind eye
UPI.comApril 28, 2017

Yet, closing the eastern border simply means fewer refugees coming into countries struggling with the political aftermath of the wave of refugee arrivals in 2015. That is particularly the case in Germany, which took in by far the most asylum seekers ...more »

Immigrant and refugee students learn about their rights
The Boston GlobeApril 28, 2017

... “Know your rights” talks, organized by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project and conducted by volunteer attorneys, given to students at the Dorchester school, where all 500 students are immigrants or refugees from 42 different ...more »

Can whistleblowers be recognized as refugees?
Deutsche WelleApril 28, 2017

But a new campaign by the NGO Blueprint for Free Speech is out to change that, by campaigning for whistleblowing to be formalized as a legal category for political asylum. To that end, the organization hosted a symposium of major legal minds in Berlin ...more »

German soldier poses as Syrian refugee to plot attack
The New ArabApril 28, 2017

A German-Russian suspect allegedly staged the attack, with a fake Islamist claim of responsibility, in a bid to profit from a resulting plunge in the club's stock value. Germany has taken in more than one million asylum seekers since 2015, many from ...more »

Arrested German soldier posing as a Syrian refugee has "xenophobic background"
Geo News, PakistanApril 28, 2017

He had registered himself at a refugee shelter in the central German state of Hesse and later even launched a request for political asylum in Bavaria state, said the prosecution statement. Te request was accepted, even though the man speaks no Arabic.more »

World needs more humanity if it's gong to solve th refugee crisis, activists urge at TED talk
The Daily TribuneApril 28, 2017

Luma Mufleh, a Muslim born in Jordan who was granted political asylum in the United States because she is gay, then shared personal accounts of working with refugees outside of Atlanta. Mufleh is the founder of Fugees Family, Inc., which she began as a ...more »

World needs more humanity if it's gong to solve th refugee crisis, activists urge at TED talk
The Macomb DailyApril 28, 2017

Luma Mufleh, a Muslim born in Jordan who was granted political asylum in the United States because she is gay, then shared personal accounts of working with refugees outside of Atlanta. Mufleh is the founder of Fugees Family, Inc., which she began as a ...more »

The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia
Aljazeera.comApril 27, 2017

Once picked up by the Ethiopian army, Eritrean refugees are deposited at Badme's so-called "entry point", a compound of simple buildings that marks the start of their journey to gain asylum in Ethiopia. With Yordanos is another mother-of-two, as well ...more »

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and 'planned attack'
BBC NewsApril 27, 2017

A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee and was allegedly planning a gun attack has been arrested in southern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old suspect was motivated by a "xenophobic background". A student, 22, said ...more »

German soldier, posing as refugee, arrested in attack plot
The Times of IsraelApril 27, 2017

... had in December 2015 created a false identity as a Syrian refugee. He had registered himself at a refugee shelter in the central German state of Hesse and later even launched a request for political asylum in Bavaria state, said the prosecution ...more »

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