The Wall Street Journal has a story that tells of European countries’ attempts to deport an increasing number of refugees, citing their view that Iraq is safe enough for them to return. Another reason it is thought that these policies are taking effect is the recent rise in the popularity of conservative political parties, which has led to a backlash against immigration.
An Iraqi was detained and led away to be deported, when the Iraqi Embassy, as well as human rights organizations stepped in at the last minute to prevent the deportation from going forward. Lebanese officials had side-stepped the law and illegally detained the man.
Saad Muhammad Ismail, has been in lebanon since 1980, and at the time of his detention had been seeking to be resettled in another country.