Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt has deported 32 Eritreans despite pleas from rights groups and the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) that the move was not in line with international agreements.
After being detained for months, the Eritreans were flown to the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on Wednesday.
They were arrested over the past two months as they tried to illegally cross into Israel.
Their arrests came as international rights organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW), called on Egypt to end a "shoot-to-stop" policy that has seen dozens of African migrants killed trying to enter the Jewish state.
Egypt has become a major transit point for thousands of Africans who seek to enter Israel annually.
Many are official refugees at the UNHCR office in Cairo and have said that life is becoming unbearable.
"Life is so bad here that I know a lot of friends who have gone to Israel because we have nothing else to do," said Somali refugee Ali.
International human rights groups have continually criticized Egypt for deporting migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, saying the Africans were often at risk of torture and other ill-treatments in their home nations.