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Asylum seekers in the Netherlands await ruling

Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in the Netherlands are to find out on Thursday if they can remain in an abandoned office building, which they have occupied, while their cases are reviewed.

There, people whose asylum claims are rejected are usually held in detention centres.

The country's government says it is considering relaxing that policy.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 20 Jun 2013
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