Fourteen Afghan asylum seekers deemed dangerous or with criminal status were flown back to Kabul from Bavaria in Germany this week after having their asylum applications rejected.
According to Deutsche Welle, this is the 10th round of deportations from Germany since 2016.
According to the report the deportees flew out on Tuesday night despite protests against the move earlier in the week.
Deutsche Welle stated the original list called for the deportation of 58 Afghans but in the end only 14 flew back on a German plane.
The report quoted the Bavarian interior minister, Joachim Hermann, as saying that "dangerous people, criminals, and identity thieves represent clear security problems in our country."
Moreover, authorities are hoping that the deportations send "a signal that the rule of law is being applied."
Deutsche Welle reported that many people in Germany oppose the deportations because of the current human rights and security situation in Afghanistan, which they say is still too dangerous.
Still, the government insists that only people with criminal backgrounds are being deported and that in the end, their main responsibility is to protect their citizens from danger, the reported stated.