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The group of 66 immigrants that were rescued and towed into the southern Dalmatian port of Gruz in Dubrovnik late on Monday, have come out of quarantine and have been put onto buses to the Jezevo refugee centre near the capital Zagreb on Thursday afternoon.
The immigrants, from Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Libya, Palestine, Iraq, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, were on a sailing boat to Italy from Greece when it broke down near the Croatian island and had to be rescued and towed into Dubrovnik.
Despite negotiations between the Croatian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Greek government to send them back to where they began their journey, it was decided that the refugees would go the the refugee centre in Jezevo whilst proceedures are undertaken to return them to the countries of their birth, reported daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
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