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'Refugees the Island accepts are not economic migrants' says charity

Petitioners calling for the Isle of Man to open its doors to some Syrian refugees say people need to remember what they have lost. 

This week a petition was handed to the Manx Government asking for it to reconsider the stance on accepting people fleeing Syria. 

The hope is that 25 people - or four to five families - can be moved out of the war-torn country and surrounding areas and to the Island.

Phillip Matthews is the chair of Amnesty International Isle of Man - he says these won't be economic migrants from Calais and Dunkirk:

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