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HRW retracts claim that deported teen was killed in Kabul: 'There's conflicting information'

Protests in Afghanistan on June 2nd. Photo: AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini

Published: 14.Jun.2017 12:46 hrs

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday afternoon retracted a report claiming an Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden.

"HRW has removed the dispatch entitled 'Afghan Teenager, Deported from Sweden, Killed in Kabul' because there is now conflicting information as to whether this deportee was killed. HRW's concerns about violence in Kabul and the safety of deportation to Afghanistan remain," it said in an update.

Earlier in the day the organization had reported that a teenager who was among 20 asylum seekers that Sweden sent back on May 30th had died in a bombing on June 3rd that hit a funeral procession for a man killed in anti-government protests over spiralling insecurity in the Afghan capital.

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