Hundreds of migrants have tried to cross the English Channel

The UK Home Office announced on Saturday that it plans to install electronic tracking devices on asylum seekers who have arrived in the country via “unnecessary and dangerous” routes.

The ministry stressed that the program will be tested for 12 months and aims to “improve and maintain contact” with asylum seekers.

According to the public channel BBC, the first to be subjected to this follow-up will be the asylum seekers who should have been sent to Rwanda this week and whose deportation was blocked by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

A ministry spokesman said at least one of these seven asylum seekers must be released by court order and assured that electronic devices will be used “when appropriate”.

In an interview with the newspaper “The Telegraph”, the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, criticized the “scandalous” decision of the ECtHR, an international court in the jurisdiction of the Council of Europe.

“We have to look at the motivations. Why did they make this decision? Was it politically motivated? In my opinion, of course,” said the minister, who accused the court’s “opacity”.

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