Amnesty: 150 refugees from Syria detained in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A human rights group says 150 refugees from Syria are being detained under poor conditions by Egyptian authorities and are in danger of being deported back to the war-torn country.

Amnesty International says the refugees are Syrian and Palestinian nationals and were arrested after their boat, headed for Italy, was seized by Egyptian authorities on Tuesday. The refugees are being detained at a police station in Alexandria.

The group is urging Egyptian authorities to release them and not send them back to Syria. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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