Dozens of Palestinians use Barcelona layover to seek asylum in Spain

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A group of 39 Palestinian passengers on a flight from Egypt to Colombia used a layover at Barcelona airport to demand political asylum in Spain, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. After landing in Barcelona from Cairo on Monday, the passengers were scheduled to board another plane to Colombia and Ecuador but instead sought out authorities in the airport to make the asylum request, the spokeswoman for the central government’s regional office said. Local migration officials are evaluating the cases of the passengers from Cairo, the spokeswoman said. “They are in a special room and all thei…

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