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Iraqis in Slovakia still fear Hussein

Iraqi asylum seekers in Slovakia are pleased to be safe, but still live in fear of the Baghdad regime, according to the daily SME. They say they are afraid that Slovak informers will tell the Iraqi government if they criticise Saddam Hussein.

Dozens of Iraqi asylum seekers have crossed the border from Ukraine over the last few days, according to TV Joj. There are currently 14 Iraqi asylum seekers in camps across Slovakia and 40 have been granted asylum since Slovakia's foundation in 1993.

One Iraqi from Baghdad told SME reporters that she paid $15,000 (14,000 euro) to be smuggled out of the country with her three children.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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