Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Japan eyes deporting Kurdish refugee family of five to 3rd country

TOKYO — Japan may deport a Kurdish family of five to a third country after it deported two other family members back to Turkey last week despite their U.N.-recognized status as refugees, Justice Minister Chieko Nono said Tuesday.

"It is natural we consider their departure," Nono told reporters, alluding to the possibility that the Justice Ministry will deport them to a third country after discussing the matter with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. (Kyodo News)