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Threat to expel refugees called off

October 28, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Niger's government called off a threat to expel thousands of Arab refugees who had fled neighboring Chad.

Spokesman Mohamed Ben Omar said the government was not reacting to international pressure.

On Thursday, Omar had said 3,300 refugees living in Niger without proper identity documents would have to leave. That number was many times smaller than an original figure from the interior minister, who said Tuesday that 150,000 refugees were required to leave because of ecosystem damage.

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