Czech Republic expels Iraqi Christian refugees for attempting to cross into Germany
- Interior Minister Milan Chovanec announced the 25 refugees have seven days to arrange their return to Iraq.
- Chovanec accused the Iraqis of “abusing the country’s generosity” after they were caught at the German border and returned.
- The Czech Republic agreed to accept 153 Christian refugees from Iraq in December, but only 89 have been resettled so far and Chovanec has suspended the relocation program.
“Czechs to return Iraqi Christians who tried to move to Germany, interior minister says” (Reuters)
“Czechs To Repatriate 25 Iraqi Christians Who Tried To Cross Into Germany” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)