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Egypt: Further Information on forcible return/fear of torture or other ill-treatment

, Index number: MDE 12/013/2008

A further 490 Eritrean asylum-seekers have been deported to Massawa in Eritrea, and hundreds more are apparently detained at Central Security Forces camp in Shallal, south of Aswan. The camp has served as a gathering point for asylum-seekers before they are taken to Aswan airport. On 12 June 2008, a security official confirmed that 200 Eritreans had been "sent back home" the previous day.

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