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EU: ‘Illegal Migrants in Morocco Have European Union Refugee Rights’

The European Court of Human Rights has made a landmark ruling that migrants who cross border fences which are still outside European Union territory have ‘rights as refugees’ – meaning Spanish authorities will no longer be allowed to return illegal immigrants to Morocco who storm border fences at the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.


African Migrants Storm Spanish Border Fence, 14 Injured

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Red Cross says 14 migrants were treated for injuries suffered when they and some 50 others stormed border fences separating Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.


Border Violations Triple in Spain’s Besieged African Cities

Border violations at Ceuta and Melilla, autonomous port cities on the North African coast which have been Spanish for hundreds of years, have tripled over the past month following Moroccan threats to terminate security co-operation.

(Reuters) - About 220 African migrants forced their way through …

African Migrants Storm Spanish Enclave Ceuta

About 220 African migrants forced their way through a barbed wire fence into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, clashing with Spanish police who tried to prevent them from crossing the border with Morocco.


More Details on Former Guantánamo Prisoner Arrested for Jihad

Aided by Moroccan police, Spanish counterterrorism units broke up a jihadist cell in North Africa Tuesday, arresting four suspected members of the cell including a former Guantanamo inmate, wanted for recruiting terrorists for the Islamic State. According to separate statements