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TALLINN - The Estonian police decided not to grant international protection to an Iranian family who arrived in Estonia under the European Union's migrant redistribution plan and lied about their origin.
A family of three arrived in Estonia a year and a half ago and said they were from Iraq. The family had no documents. When the family came to extend their living permits, they confessed that they are Iranians. The EU does not accept Iranians under the migration program.
At the end of May, the police stripped the family of international protection. Thereafter the family filed a new request to be granted international protection.
A press officer of the Police and Border Guard Board told BNS that the proceeding of the second application has by now ended and the police decided not to grant the family international protection.
"The negative decision has been introduced to the persons and they have filed an appeal with the court, which the court accepted," the press officer said.
The family consists of a mother, a father and a school-age child.