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“There have been frequent reports of mistreatment, abuse, rape and torture and the increasingly cruel measures being adopted by smuggling rings seem to account for the increase in deaths at sea,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told journalists at a Geneva briefing today.

Principle of non-refoulement – prohibition on forced return of person to country where his/her life or freedom would be threatened – in 1951 Refugee Convention & more broadly under customary international law is clear, UNHCR pointed out.

In Hunt for “Spy Snowden” is US Losing More than Secrets?

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Debate will increasingly have to take on an international character whether in the framework of an institution such as UN or some yet unidentified effort of global citizens who find space for free & open flow of information increasingly strangled.