End detention and deportation!
from 12 to 2 pm
outside the Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
“On 27 March 2008 the British government sent 60 Kurdish asylum seekers back to Hawler (Erbil) airport. The operation was carried out secretively and using with German aircraft. the authorities turned a blind eye to humanitarian principle and human rights laws by this action and took no notice of any moral considerations. The deportees were abused and beaten (some so badly their faces bled) by KRG security personnel upon arrival in Hawler.
The deportees who are victims of war now face severe problems in Iraq. The deportation may also encourage other European countries to take similar actions.
We hope individuals who are fighting for freedom and human rights will condemning these actions and join us on 11 April to demonstrate and call for abolition of the policy of forcible removal of asylum seekers and fight for our asylum rights.
We ask all human and refugee rights organisations, labour organisations and anti-war organisations to support the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees and the Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq as actively as possible in our struggle for refugee rights, and stopping deportation.
In particular we invite you to sign the list of those calling the demonstration and making the following demands for Kurdish asylum seekers:
1- immediate stop to the forcibly removal of Kurdish asylum seekers and cessation of all kind of pressure on Kurdish asylum seekers.
2- formally recognise Kurdish and Iraqi asylum seekers as victimis of war and grant them the right to asylum
3- release Kurdish asylum seekers from detention centres.