39 Lebanese take advantage of their landing plane in Spain to seek asylum

Spanish authorities said Thursday that a group of 39 Lebanese, in travel between Egypt and Latin America, he took advantage of the stop in Barcelona to ask for asylum in Spain.

A source from the Catalan regional office told AFP that a charter flight from Cairo to Bogota and Quito had stopped in Barcelona on Monday. He added that a group of passengers “did not continue the journey and asked for asylum”.

Passengers at Barcelona airport (archive)
Passengers at Barcelona airport (archive)

The same source indicated that the 39 passengers have started the asylum procedure and are on their way in aarea of Barcelona airport where basic services are provided.

The source said the disembarkation of passengers from the plane in Barcelona was “a planned thing” during its planned stop in the Spanish city, as part of its long flight from Egypt to Bogota, adding that this incident had nothing to do with it. dealing with what happened recently at Palma de Mallorca airport.

Police arrest migrants who fled a flight during their stopover at Palma de Mallorca airport
Police arrest migrants who fled a flight during their stopover at Palma de Mallorca airport

On 5 November, the Palma de Mallorca police arrested 16 people who fled a plane that made an emergency landing at the city’s airport and are still looking for 8 more.

Police said at the time that the plane, which operated a flight between Morocco and Turkey, was allowed to make an emergency landing in Palma de Mallorca after receiving a report that one of its passengers was ill.

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