Stop people being forced back to Iraq
Forced returns to Iraq.
As you may have heard in the news, the government has detained scores of people so that they can be forcibly returned to Iraq. The first flight could be as early as this Bank Holiday Sunday (28 August).
The Refugee Council has been vocal and active in our opposition to this policy. Along with every other organisation who has looked at the situation, from UNHCR, to Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Kurdish organisations in Iraq, we have been telling ministers that it just isn't safe.
The government seems more concerned about meeting its target for removals than with the safety of people being sent back. They are destroying the goodwill built up here with the Iraqi community and going ahead with flights while parliament is on holiday.
You can find out much more about Iraq and the reasons why it's not safe to enforce removals on our website: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/news/2005/Aug05/curr0805_3.htm
But right now you can take action by joining the Refugee Council in supporting Iraqi community groups at their demonstrations around the country in the next few days.
Join these public actions in protest at deportations to Iraq:
Friday 26 August 12pm - 2pm
Home Office, Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
Thursday 25 August 11:30am
Thursday 25 August 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 25 August 7pm
Details not yet available
Call Kurdish Cultural Association for time and place
0773 404 9594
Saturday, 27 August from 1pm
At the Virgin Mega Store, near ‘The Bull’, High St, Birmingham City centre
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