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Dutch immigration rules eased for Afghan interpreters

Dutch immigration rules eased for Afghan interpreters

Dec 19, 2019 - 08:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghans who worked as interpreters for the Dutch army will find it easier to claim refugee status in the Netherlands.

Dutch ministers have arrived at an agreement that the ex-Afghan interpreters should be viewed a systematically persecuted group, according to a media report. quoted Junior Immigration Minister Ankie Broekers-Knol as saying the agreement meant that the Afghans, in principle, would have the right to refugee status.

Until now, interpreters have been classified as a group at risk. They are required to prove they would be in danger in their homeland.

Around 120 Afghan citizens worked for the Dutch military as interpreters in central Uruzgan province from 2006 to 2010.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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