Contrary to popular assumption, most refugees have no idea where they are headed when they flee their home countries, research finds

Refugees have little, if any choice, over which country they claim asylum in with most only learning they were heading to Britain after they left their home country, according to new research published today.

Contrary to popular assumption, most refugees have no idea where they are headed when they flee their home countries, research finds

Refugees have little, if any choice, over which country they claim asylum in with most only learning they were heading to Britain after they left their home country, according to new research published today.

Reporters Without Borders hails the European Parliament’s decision to include Dawit Isaac, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual citizenship who has been detained in Eritrea since September 2001, in the three finalists for the 2009 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The leaders of the parliament’s political groups will choose the winner on 22 October.

Reporters Without Borders hails the European Parliament’s decision to include Dawit Isaac, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual citizenship who has been detained in Eritrea since September 2001, in the three finalists for the 2009 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The leaders of the parliament’s political groups will choose the winner on 22 October.