Some countries threaten citizens with jail if they return from India

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The wave of COVID-19 sweeping India is leading some nations that have largely contained the virus to threaten their own citizens with jail time or heavy fines if they try to get home from the South Asian country. Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute Professor Justine Nolan spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the ban and penalties:

“They have taken it to the extreme—not only closing the door, but adding the potential fines and jail. I think we’re not acting consistently with our international human-rights obligations.”

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"Some Countries Threaten Citizens With Jail if They Return From India"

By Mike Cherney for The Wall Street Journal. May 3, 2021.