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Reunion deports 60 Sri Lankan migrants

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Half of a group of 120 Sri Lankan migrants who arrived on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion two weeks ago were deported early on Monday, officials said, according to the AFP news service.The group of 60, including three women and three children, were flown back to Sri Lanka in a special flight, the island’s prefecture said in a statement. The fishing boat’s three Indonesian crew members have been charged with assisting illegal immigration. Remanded in custody, they are scheduled to appear in court on May 15. Since March 2018, 273 Sri Lankans have arrived on Reunion Island, of whom 130 are still there.They are waiting for OFPRA (the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) to rule on their asylum applications. The group of 120 migrants arrived at Reunion on April 13, having made the 4,000-kilometre trip in a fishing boat. They each paid 2,000-5,000 euros (USD 2,230-USD 5,580) for the crossing. All the others have been sent back to Sri Lanka. “There are clearly illegal immigration networks in operation,” said Frederic Joram, secretary general of Reunion Island’s Prefecture. read more

Veselin Vujovic wants Milic and Ocvirk in Nis

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Gregor Ocvirkhandball transfersRK Zeleznicar NisStrahinja MilicVeselin Vujović ← Previous Story Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2018: Israel take first point, Hungary beat Spain Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2018: Barca against Al Najma, Montpellier VS Hammamet The Serbian vice-champions RK Zeleznicar Nis made a respectable team capable to win the first ever domestic title led by legendary player and coach Veselin Vujovic. The 57-years old Vujovic dismissed offer from Orlen Wisla Plock to accept challenge with Serbian teams who will compete at SEHA Gazprom league and EHF Cup in upcoming season.Vujovic talked for Balkan-Handball.com about possibility to sign two players – ex-RK Vardar goalkeeper Strahinja Milic and TOP scorer of Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2018, Slovenian left back Gregor Ocvirk.We want Milic, not only Zeleznicar, but a lot of teams in Europe. However, there is only one condition to realize that proffesional sport is hard work, blood and tears. This is the only way to make good results. He didn’t leave Skopje because of his qualities, but for non-proffesional approach. If someone told him to come after summer break with 15,20 less, and he came with 15 kilos more, this is disrespect to the club and people. He losing the most. I called him as 15-years old boy in NT of Serbia and Montenegro, following his entire career, I took him to Vardar after problems with RK Partizan. He has huge respect to me and I know that he is a good person. I would like to see him in Nis, that could help us a lot, but I don’t want to put any clausule in contract – said Vujovic and added his comment for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko member, Ocvirk:He could be interesting signing for us, but we don’t want to make a player for Celje. We aren’t interested in one-year loan, as we want to get from him the best during his time in Nis. With his qualities, he could help also some other players to become better. Celje PL don’t count on him seriously in this moment. read more