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Amnesty International Welcomes Roma Ruling, Noting 'Bleak Irony' of Discriminatory Asylum Policy

Amnesty International UK Director of Refugee Affairs Jan Shaw said:

'We welcome today’s decision as an important recognition that an asylum system should provide a completely equal-handed process for fairly assessing whether people are at risk.

'That the government’s own asylum policy was being operated discriminatorily is bleakly ironic given that discrimination often lies at the heart of serious human rights abuse, not least in the Czech Republic.

'Discrimination and police ill-treatment of Roma in the Czech Republic are still being reported to us.'

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