European justice supports expulsion of immigrants in Spain

Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) supported today the expulsion of immigrants made by Spain in Melilla, the autonomous city of this country located in North Africa (Morocco).

In a ruling known on Thursday, the ECHR unexpectedly changed criteria with respect to an initial sentence issued in 2017, when it condemned this country for returning to Morocco two immigrants who had jumped the Melilla fence in 2014.

The court then considered that this practice, consisting in the immediate expulsion of immigrants without an administrative or judicial decision, violated the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

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