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Urgent - Please contact British Airways to stop Osama's forced removal to Libya.

Keep Osama Safe in Cardiff Campaign | 10.01.2014 23:49 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Migration | Wales

We are calling on people to help us prevent the forced removal of our friend Osama to Libya on the British Airways flight number BA898 at 9.20am on Sunday 12th January.

For more information:
 https://www.facebook.com/keeposamasafeincardiff

 http://keeposamasafeincardiff.wordpress.com

Osama Elkwildi fled to the UK and first sought sanctuary in 2011 from the Gaddafi regime. Such is the chaos that erupted during and after the NATO led regime change he now fears the armed militias targeting him and his brother, Ali, who are both politically active against them.Today we have received an arrest warrant from the Special Support Unit of the Libyan government, which shows that Osama is in serious danger if returned.  

Since January 2012 he had no contact with the rest of his family and did not know where they were, until he finally heard from them in June 2013, such is the desperate situation for politically active people there.

Osama has built a life for himself here in Cardiff and has many friends. The saddest part of all is that he will be ripped away from his beloved fiance, who he planned to marry, and who loves him dearly. In her words 'if they take Osama, they can take me and my children too.'


As of today, serious instability, security issues, and regional factionalism remain a significant part of everyday life in post-war Libya.
“Pondi says it is clear that the aim of the Nato intervention, sanctioned by United Nations Resolution 1973, was primarily to get rid of Gaddafi and not to save the lives of civilians. ‘As soon as Gaddafi was dead, that was the end of the Nato intervention, even though violence was still ongoing. Civilians were still being killed,’ he says. Today, Libya is increasingly chaotic and violent, with more than 1,700 militias operating in various parts of the country – some better armed than the police and the army. Last month Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped and held by gunmen for several hours before being released. Last week more than 40 people were killed and 400 wounded in clashes between rival militias.”  http://isnblog.ethz.ch/security/did-nato-intervene-in-libya-just-to-get-rid-of-gaddafi (ISN Blog - 6th December 2013)

Very recently the news broke that a British man and a woman from New Zealand were shot dead in western Libya by militias – this clearly illustrates how fragile and unstable the situation is in Libya today.  http://www.brandonsun.com/world/breaking-news/briton-new-zealander-found-shot-to-death-in-western-libya-238490861.html
(Brandon Sun - 2nd January 2014)

Please call / email / fax British Airways to express concern and ask them not to take part in the deportation. This can work - deportations have been stopped when airlines have refused to take people. 

TWITTER   https://twitter.com/British_Airways

British Airways CEO: Keith Williams:
Tel: 0191 490 7901

Fax: 020 8759 9597

email:  Company.Secretary@ba.com 



British Airways Press Office 

Fax: 0208 738 9838

email:  media.relations@ba.com 



BA Customer Relations: 

Telephone: 0844 493 0 787 

Fax: 020 8759 4314


For more information:
 https://www.facebook.com/keeposamasafeincardiff

 http://keeposamasafeincardiff.wordpress.com
 
Petition:  http://chn.ge/Ko6dlC

Keep Osama Safe in Cardiff Campaign
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