Israel Denies Asylum to Eritrean Refugee in First State Response to Application

Another 1,403 applications filed by refugees held in detention centers in recent years remain unanswered; Eritrean national, imprisoned since arriving a year and five months ago, requested asylum because he evaded military service in his country.

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Israel on Thursday denied asylum to an Eritrean refugee who has been imprisoned since he arrived a year and five months ago − the first time that the...