Day: September 1, 2011

Swiss ignored up to 10,000 Iraqi asylum requests

SWISSINFO, AP BERN, Switzerland: Switzerland has ordered an independent investigation to uncover why Swiss officials ignored up to 10,000 asylum requests submitted by Iraqi refugees. Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga says the asylum applications were lodged with Switzerland’s embassies in Syria and Egypt between 2006 and 2008. Sommaruga told reporters […]