Flight Diverted to Khartoum

You know things are bad when you demand that your flight be diverted to Khartoum, Sudan, because it’s a better option than your scheduled destination. A group of 76 Eritreans on a repatriation flight from Libya to Eritrea essentially hijacked their flight and demanded to be flown to Khartoum, Sudan. The group had sought refugee status in Libya(?!), which denied them the status and was returning them to Eritrea. Alas, they were not happy about that. The Sudanese government isn’t quite sure what to do with the group (and is also occupied slaughtering a large number of people in Darfur, in the western area of Sudan). The UN High Commission on Refugees has recommended that the refugees not be returned to Eritrea.

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