EU court rules migrants who defy expulsion can be jailed

October 1, 2015 11:02 AM

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EU court rules migrants who defy expulsion can be jailed

BRUSSELS European Union countries can imprison migrants who re-enter their territory after being expelled, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday in a judgment likely to be closely watched across the continent as it struggles to cope with a migration crisis.

The European Court of Justice was considering the case of an Albanian national who was deported from Italy in 2012 but returned to the country, in breach of a three-year entry ban.

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