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African Asylum Applicants: a Case for International Outcry, Condemnation of Israel and Shaming of the Cooperating Countries

By Meron Semedar Just over a month ago,  the world witnessed the auctioning of African slavery in Libya for as much as $400.00. African Migrants continue to suffer the worst form of treatment even outside their continent. Israel is finalizing deals with Rwanda and Uganda to deport some estimated 40,000 refugees. The refugees were mostly from Eritrea -who escaped indefinite national service and South Sudan - who escaped civil war. This violates the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. Israel is violating its international obligation to protecting the rights of the most helpless member of the human society. Over the past several years, Israel has applied all forms of degrading treatment in handling the fate of the refugees. From keeping them in open mandatory prison reporting three times daily to denying extending their work permits, to issuing a warning to employers, to involuntarily taking away 20% of their income from their