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Zambian Authorities Reject Zimbabwean Politician's Claim for Asylum

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7Dnews London

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:44 GMT

Reuters has reported that in a statement today, August 9th, UNHCR said it is hugely concerned by reports that a senior Zimbabwean politician was refused asylum in Zambia and sent back to his own country, which would be a serious violation of international law.

UNHCR said, "It is reported that the authorities handed him over to his country of origin today despite a court order to the contrary."

Former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti was taken into custody by Zimbabwean police after his bid for asylum was rejected by Zambian authorities and he was deported, according to his lawyers.

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