Human Rights Watch says over 2,000 Afghan evacuees in detention in UAE

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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Human Rights Watch accused Emirati authorities on Wednesday of arbitrarily detaining for more than 15 months as many as 2,700 Afghan evacuees who have not qualified for resettlement elsewhere. Many of the Afghans in Emirates Humanitarian City are suffering from depression and other psychological ailments, have no access to legal counsel, and have inadequate educational services for their children, a Human Rights Watch report (HRW) said. “Living conditions have also deteriorated significantly, with detainees describing overcrowding, decay of infrastructu…

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