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Three illegal migrants voluntarily return

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File photo: Larnaca airport

Three migrants, who were illegally staying in the republic, have agreed to voluntary return to their country, police said on Monday.

The group concerned a 35-year-old man from Georgia, a 55-year-old man from Sri Lanka and a 37-year-old man from Nigeria, police said.

According to the European Commission, which is trying to promote returns, in the case of voluntary departure “the Return Directive establishes a period from seven to thirty days for voluntary departure, during which time the return decision will not be enforced, i.e. the person will not be forcibly deported”.

Meanwhile police added that a 24-year-old man was remanded for five days on Sunday on suspicion of forgery and circulation of a forged document after he attempted to depart the island using a fake French passport.

Police said the suspect applied for asylum on September 20 this year and his application is still being examined.

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