Baleful Banishment

Syrian refugees in Jordan are being swiftly—and apparently arbitrarily—deported by authorities back to their war-demolished communities.

A Human Rights Watch report finds that 400-500 Syrians, including entire families, are being deported every month with very little explanation given or time to consult with legal entities to challenge these expulsions. Jordanian authorities cite issues of national security but, so far, there’s little evidence that those expelled are connected to any violations.

Deported refugees could be at risk for “torture or serious harm” back in Syria, according to HRW refugee rights director Bill Frelick.

Human Rights Watch

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