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Refugees under 'arbitrary detention' in Micronesia

- Four Nepalese men are stuck on a rickety boat in the Federated States of Micronesia nearly a year after they were given refugee status. The men were moved to the island state of Pohnpei at the end of June after arriving with a boat load of others from Nepal and India on neighbouring Yap. They were detained on Yap for 18 months and were the only ones among the 34 men determined to be refugees

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Refugees under 'arbitrary detention' in Micronesia
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