German court decision: Refugee will not be sent back to Bulgaria

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on German court decision: Refugee will not be sent back to Bulgaria
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A court in the German town of Kassel has ruled that an asylum procedure in a refugee’s case will be initiated in spite of the fact that the plaintiff got a refugee status in Bulgaria.

The 20-year-old man from Syria entered Bulgaria in November of 2014, where he was granted the status. But he decided to move on, reaching Germany in December of 2014. Due to his status in Bulgaria, which is where he had entered the European Union first, the German Authority for Migration and Refugees rejected his asylum application. The refugee then decided to sue the state.

The first court he took this case to, rejected the case, saying an asylum procedure could not be started, because of the plaintiff’s status in Bulgaria. A higher court now overturned that decision.

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