UN refugee chief angry at UK's Rwanda asylum plan

UN refugee chief angry at UK’s Rwanda asylum plan

The head of the UN refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, condemned Britain’s plans to send a first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday, saying the policy set a catastrophic precedent.

He said other countries who took in far more asylum seekers than Britain could decide to follow its example.

Courts in London have rejected two last-minute challenges to the new policy.

The British government argues that the move is designed to deter people-trafficking, but there’s been widespread criticism by opposition parties and rights groups.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Home Office.

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