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Bosnian security minister calls for the imprisonment and deportation of migrants

Security Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fahrudin Radoncic proposes to deport migrants to their country of origin because they “pose a potential security threat and a severe economic burden” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He is also calling for the imprisonment of migrants who do not have valid identification documents. “They will go straight to jail. And we will keep them there for one year to five years until we can establish their identity – this is our proposal for a new law,” Radoncic said.

He claims his proposal aims to ease the burden of taking care of the 8,000 to 9,000 migrants living there. He did not mention a date by which the proposal would be debated by the government. 

 

TMP _ 4/5/2020

Photo credit: Ajdin Kamber

Photo caption: Bihac,Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 Oct 2019: Refugee and migrant camp Vucjak. Site is located close to landmine infected areas and landfill. Croatian border is few kilometers away. Tents and people.