Sweden asks Iraq to accept repatriation of some 6,000 rejected asylum seekers

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  • Sweden has asked Iraq to accept the repatriation of some 6,000 of its citizens who sought asylum here but were rejected, Swedish Radio News reports.

  • Foreign Minister Ann Linde was in the country this week asking officials to change their policy of only accepting citizens who return to Iraq voluntarily.

  • She also discussed the conflict along the Polish-Belarusian border where migrants - from Iraq and other countries - were stranded as they tried to enter the EU.