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Taliban Would Take Back Afghan Deportees

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has offered to accept any Afghan migrants whose applications for asylum have been rejected in Europe, but they would then face court, an Austrian newspaper quoted a Taliban spokesman as saying on Monday, Euractiv.com reports.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Austrian Kronen Zeitung newspaper that his government would be willing to accept such deportees.

“Yes. They would be taken to court. The court would then have to decide how to proceed with them,” Zabihullah told the newspaper when asked if the Taliban would take in Afghan asylum seekers in Germany or Austria whose asylum claims had been rejected or who had committed crimes in those European countries.

He did not elaborate on why they should be taken to court or what judgement they might face there.

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