Afghanistan sisters deported from Austria after EU ruling

Last Updated: Mar 14 2018 18:45

According to the aid agencies, 2 Afghan sisters, who lost a landmark asylum case at the European Union's top court, have been deported from Austria.

Khadija and Zainab Jafari and their three young children arrived in Austria in 2016 but were not granted asylum.

The authorities made a decision to send them back to Croatia because it was their point of entry to the EU.

The sisters challenged this at the European Court of Justice [ECJ], but it ruled in favour of the authorities.