UN Refugee Agency Says Australia Rejected Vietnamese at Sea

April 21, 2015 12:07 AM

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The United Nations refugee agency said a boatload of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report on Tuesday.

The UNHCR had asked the Australian government for details of the procedures used to assess their applications, UNHCR spokeswoman Vivian Tan said.

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