German courts allow Afghan asylum seekers right to remain there Aug 01, 2021 0 1697 12345 dpaBerlinAfghan asylum seekers in Germany are increasingly succeeding in their appeals to German courts to be allowed to remain in the country, according to the Interior Ministry.Of 4,212 substantive decisions made between January and May this year, 3,203 applicants were granted protection in Germany, while 1,009 claims were rejected, the ministry told Ulla Jelpke, a Left Party lawmaker, in response to a question.The rate means plaintiffs succeeded in some 76 percent of lawsuits involving a substantive decision.A further 2,418 cases were resolved otherwise or concerned decisions about the responsibility of EU states for the plaintiff, in line with the Dublin regulation, which stipulates that asylum claims are to be handled by the country where migrants first entered the EU.The latest information shows an increase in the success rate of Afghan applicants in appeals against German asylum decisions.In the same period last year, some 55 percent of substantive claims succeeded, with the figure rising to 60 per cent for the year as a whole.The Interior Ministry said it was still considering a call by the Afghan government to suspend deportations to the country given the increasing violence and rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country.In principle, the German government is trying to continue to allow the deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan, even as the militant Islamist Taliban advances following the withdrawal of international troops from the country.The deportations are deeply controversial, with critics saying the war-torn country is too dangerous to send asylum seekers back to.With the beginning of the NATO withdrawal in May, the Taliban has launched several offensives and extended their control over further areas in Afghanistan.Almost daily attacks and an increase in military offensives by the Taliban are taking a toll on civilians. Tens of thousands of people have fled fighting inside the country.The Islamic State militia is also active in the country.Jelpe, who focuses on domestic policy in the Left Party parliamentary group, said she did not understand why the process was taking so long.“From my point of view it is absolutely clear that there must not be a single further deportation to Afghanistan,” she said.She said 2,392 civilians had been injured or killed in May and June alone, citing figures provided by the UN Mission for Afghanistan. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Malaysian protestors defy COVID lockdown and demand prime minister’s resignation Aug 01, 2021 0 311 Fearing fourth wave, Germany ramps up vaccination campaign Aug 01, 2021 0 272 Britain PM Boris Johnson to be father again after ‘heartbreaking’ miscarriage Aug 01, 2021 0 295 Four separatists killed in renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine dpa Kiev Four Russian-backed separatists were killed in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukrainian, local media reported on Saturday, despite a ceasefire in force. The Ukrainian army opened fire on a separatist .. Next World Heritage Committee meeting in Russia as 2021 event ends Berlin The 45th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will take place in Russia on June 19-30, 2022. At next year’s conference in Kazan, there should be a decision regarding the nomination of the Old Synagogue and .. COVID cases at Olympic host city Tokyo hit new daily high dpa Tokyo Olympics host city Tokyo recorded 4,058 new coronavirus infections 24 hours, the city government said on Saturday. It is the first time that the number of cases in a day has risen above the 4,000 mark. On Friday, .. Britain to offer Latin in state schools to make language less elitist London Latin lessons are to be offered to thousands of state school pupils across the country as part of an effort by the Department for Education to make the language less “elitist”. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson .. Five sentenced in Britain for offences in Bristol policing bill riot London Five people have been sentenced after admitting offences relating to the Kill the Bill riot in Bristol, in England. The disorder, which followed a peaceful protest in the city on March 21, saw around 500 people ..