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The UAE “arbitrarily detains” 2,400 Afghan asylum seekers

  • David Gritten
  • BBC

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Children in a facility housing Afghans demand US resettlement at a protest in February 2022.

Human Rights Watch said that the United Arab Emirates arbitrarily detains at least 2,400 Afghan asylum seekers.

The adults and children being held in a temporary facility in Abu Dhabi were evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban seized power in August 2021.

Human Rights Watch said they live in “squalid and miserable conditions” and are “stuck in limbo” with no hope of resettlement.

The UAE denied conditions were bad and said it was working with the United States to finish the resettlement process.