Amnesty International slams Swiss asylum procedures
The international human rights group Amnesty International is being highly critical of Switzerland’s treatment of asylum seekers on the country’s southern border – especially children.
Swiss border guards sent back thousands of people last year. Amnesty says their needs were not assessed properly. Amongst those rejected were hundreds of unaccompanied minors.
Amnesty says many of the children were trying to join family members in Switzerland – and their backgrounds should have been checked. The group says this breaks Swiss and international asylum laws.