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  1. Repatriation of Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery

    Repatriation of Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery

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    Ahmed Agiza (Arabic: ?) and Muhammad Alzery (Arabic: ?) (also Elzari, el-Zary, etc) were two Egyptian asylum-seekers who were deported to Egypt from Sweden on December 18, 2001, apparently following a request from the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The forced repatriation was criticised because of the danger of torture and ill treatment, and because the deportation decision was executed the same day without notifying the lawyers of the asylum seekers. The deportation was carried out by American and Egyptian personnel on Swedish ground, with Swedish servicemen apparently as passive onlookers.


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