Last Updated: 2018-08-10
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BERLIN, Aug 10 (NNN-Bernama) -- An asylum seeker who was mistakenly deported to Afghanistan will be brought back to Germany, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

Nasibullah S, an Afghan citizen, was forcibly flown to Kabul along with 68 other deportees in early July, although his asylum application at a regional administrative court was still pending.

Having failed to get asylum in Germany during a regular application procedure, the 20-year-old launched an appeal against the decision which is scheduled to be heard in court in September.

"There has obviously been an administrative error at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees," a statement from German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said.

The case of Nasibullah S is only one of several recent incidents in which German authorities were found to have acted in breach of the law by deporting individuals prematurely.

Nasibullah S is expected to arrive back in Germany on Sunday.

The episode is a source of embarrassment for Seehofer who on July 4 publicly boasted about the single largest deportation flight in German history on his 69th birthday.--NNN-BERNAMA