Britain announces new measures to tackle illegal migrants.

Britain has announced new measures to tackle illegal migrants by forcing landlords to evict them, as a growing number of migrants in Calais continued their attempts to enter the United Kingdom through the undersea cross-channel Euro-tunnel.

Under the measures announced, British landlords who do not remove illegal migrants, or who do not check their immigration status before renting them a property, could be jailed for up to five years.

The move, announced by the Britain’s communities’ secretary, Greg Clark, is set to be included in a new immigration bill to be debated by the British parliament in coming months.

Britain also announced that another 100 guards would be placed on duty at the tunnel’s terminal in Calais, while UK border officials were to begin working inside the control room of the tunnel.

IN OTHER NEWS- Pakistan has executed a man whose case triggered an international outcry after his lawyers said he was arrested as a juvenile and tortured into confessing to a murder.

Shafqat Hussain was hanged this morning at a jail in Karachi for allegedly killing a seven-year-old boy in 2004.

His lawyers and family say he was only 15 years old at the time of the killing but according to a federal investigation, he was 23.

Meanwhile, United Nations rights experts say Hussain’s trial fell short of international standards and urged Pakistan to investigate claims that he confessed under torture, as well as his age.



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