EU forced repatriations topped 10,000 between 2006-2013

EU ombudsman opens investigation into Frontex procedures

(ANSA) - Brussels, October 22 - Immigrants to European Union countries who were subjected to forced repatriation between the years 2006 and 2013 totaled 10,855, said European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly on Wednesday.
    The repatriations came as a result of 209 joint operations undertaken in those years by EU and European border management agency Frontex.
    O'Reilly has opened an investigation into Frontex to ensure the agency is respecting immigrants' fundamental human rights during forced repatriation to their countries of origin.
   

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