“…using migrants as a “weapon.”

Lithuania passes new asylum laws to deter migrants

The bill allows for the detention of asylum seekers and curbs migrants’ right to appeal. Lithuania claims neighboring Belarus is using migrants as a “weapon.”

Lithuania’s Parliament on Tuesday approved a raft of new laws tightening the rules on migration and asylum.  

The new legislation is intended to deter high numbers of asylum seekers crossing European Union member Lithuania’s border with Belarus.


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