UK plans to monitor asylum seekers with tracking devices

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Asylum seekers who have arrived in The UK will be monitored infrequently through electronic monitoring devices, according to a government pilot plan After suffering a judicial defeat in his attempt to deport these migrants to Rwanda.

The BBC, citing Home Office sources, said the test, which lasts 12 months, could be widely applied to adults who will be expelled after arriving on the island for what London calls “dangerous or unnecessary” routes. .

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was important to “make sure asylum seekers do not disappear into the rest of the country”.Although critics say that with this new plan they are treated as if they were criminals.

According to the BBC, the first on probation are those who were due to be sent to Rwanda this week and whose deportations were blocked by the European Court of Human Rights at the last minute.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel called the decision on Saturday “absolutely scandalous”.

on a Tuesday night, The British government has prepared a charter flight, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, to take migrants and first asylum seekers affected by its new and controversial policy to Rwanda.

But the European Court of Human Rights, a jurisdiction of the Council of Europe based in Strasbourg (France) and overseeing compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, opposed it, ruling that the British judiciary must first examine the legality of the plan in detail.

“You have to see the reasons” for that decision, Patel told The Telegraph. “How and why did they make this decision? Are there political reasons? I think so,” he added.

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“The ambiguous way in which this court operates is completely scandalous,” he said in comments carried by the French news agency.

The blockade of the plane bound for Rwanda took place after several individual appeals were filed in court.

Despite the criticism, The British government has indicated its intention to proceed with the controversial deportation project.

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