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On Thursday, 28 November, the National Preventive Mechanism monitored two procedures for the forced removal of foreigners from the country.

The NPM representatives monitored the removal of an Afghan national, who was extradited to Bulgaria under the Readmission Agreement. He was transported from the Shelter for Foreigners to the Gradina Border Crossing and handed over to Bulgarian authorities there.

Also, the NPM monitored the removal of an Algerian national who was also staying at the Shelter for Foreigners. He was flown back to Algeria via Rome, accompanied by our police officers. Due to delayed information from the Ministry of the Interior, the NPM failed to follow the complete procedure, and only monitored the removal of the Algerian citizen from the Shelter for Foreigners until he boarded the plane.