Egyptian police arrest 37 African refugees

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July 6, 2007 16:09

Some 37 Africans, mostly refugees from Darfur, were arrested Friday in the Sinai Peninsula by Egyptian authorities who said they were attempting to cross illegally into Israel. The African migrants, four from Congo, five from Eritrea, and 24 Sudanese refugees mostly from the war-torn western Darfur region, were arrested at the Mubarak Asslam Bridge located on the eastern side of the Sinai, an Egyptian security official said. The official said another three Sudanese, and woman from Ivory Coast, were separately arrested Friday near the Israeli border.


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