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Croats Seeking Asylum In Iceland

In the first two months of the year 53 people sought asylum in Island. The interesting fact out of those figures however is that more than half those were Croatian citizens.

Iceland Review Online (IRO) reports that 30 out of the 53 were Croats seeking asylum in the Nordic nation. The Croatia applicants will get priority treatment and their applications dealt with within 90 days. Usually asylum seekers have to wait an average of 275 days for their requests to be dealt with.

IRO did not report for what grounds the 30 Croats sought asylum under, however the most common reasons Croats applied for asylum abroad were protection from ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and other forms of persecution.

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