Last Thursday, 25 August 2016, Italy has started sending migrants back to Sudan on special chartered flights, with 48 suadenes refugees already deported.
Sudanese and Italian authorities are working together to tackle the so-called migrant crisis. This deportation is clearly part of the cooperation between the Sudanese dictatorship regime and the EU, which was started a long time ago with “Khartoum process” http://www.aedh.eu/The-Khartoum-Process-a-new-step-in.html
And at the same time the whole world knows that President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity be the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is abusing human rights on all levels. Amnesty International says about the human rights situation in Sudan 2015/16: “The authorities repressed the media, civil society organisations and opposition political parties, severely curtailing freedoms of expression, association and assembly. Armed conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states continued to cause mass displacement and civilian casualties; human rights abuses were perpetrated by all parties to these conflicts. Government forces destroyed civilian buildings, including schools, hospitals and clinics in conflict areas, and obstructed humanitarian access to civilians needing support because of the ongoing hostilities.” (https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/africa/sudan/report-sudan/) And after all that, we see that Italy and the EU are working together with this dictatorship to deport the victims of the Sudanese regime back!
It is absolutely unacceptable that the Italian authorities broke the law by allowing Sudanese officials to choose migrants to be deported. That gave Sudanese officials the opportunity to choose the politically active refugees and bring them back to torture and prisons.
We as activist in Germany from Sudan demand:
1) Stop all kind of cooperation between EU member states and the Sudanese dictatorship now!
2) An officials clarification from Italian authorities immediately and provision of proof of its legitimacy of the deportations which have been carried out
No border no nation, stop all kinds of deportation!
No to any cooperation between the EU and the Sudanese dictatorship!