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Detained Migrants Await Deportation In Moscow

Moscow police have rounded up some 1,400 suspected illegal migrants in raids on marketplaces over recent days. The crackdown began after a police officer was seriously injured in a clash with migrant workers while trying to arrest a suspect at Matveyevsky Market on July 27. With detention facilities overflowing, city authorities have set up a tent camp in Moscow's eastern Golyanovo district, where hundreds of migrants are being held while awaiting deportation.

This tent camp in Moscow's Golyanovo district houses migrants awaiting deportation from Russia.
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This tent camp in Moscow's Golyanovo district houses migrants awaiting deportation from Russia.

Hundreds of detainees originally from Vietnam, the MIddle East, Central Asia, and elsewhere are staying in some 20 army tents.
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Hundreds of detainees originally from Vietnam, the MIddle East, Central Asia, and elsewhere are staying in some 20 army tents.

Authorities say each tent can accommodate 40-50 people.
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Authorities say each tent can accommodate 40-50 people.

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The detainees are under round-the-clock surveillance as they await deportation.
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The detainees are under round-the-clock surveillance as they await deportation.

The camp is located among industrial buildings in Golyanovo district.
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The camp is located among industrial buildings in Golyanovo district.

Some visitors try to reach loved ones detained at the camp to exchange messages or belongings...
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Some visitors try to reach loved ones detained at the camp to exchange messages or belongings...

...but they are not allowed inside.
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...but they are not allowed inside.

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Abdel, an Egyptian, is homeless. He came to the camp voluntarily when he heard that free food was available.
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Abdel, an Egyptian, is homeless. He came to the camp voluntarily when he heard that free food was available.

Migrant workers are not only the residents of the tent city; they also helped to build it. Here, workers arrive to set up facilities at the camp.
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Migrant workers are not only the residents of the tent city; they also helped to build it. Here, workers arrive to set up facilities at the camp.

The tent housing the administrative headquarters for the camp
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The tent housing the administrative headquarters for the camp

Federal Migration Service officers on duty
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Federal Migration Service officers on duty

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