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Sweden Begins Sending Iraqi Refugees Home

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Sweden Begins Sending Iraqi Refugees Home

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Sweden Begins Sending Iraqi Refugees Home

Sweden Begins Sending Iraqi Refugees Home

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Human rights groups in Sweden are outraged that the government has decided to send Iraqi refugees back to Iraq. Sweden has taken in more than 20,000 Iraqi refugees since the war began — more than any other Western country. The Swedish government is citing an improved security situation in Iraq as the reason for returning the refugees.