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Urgent help needed to stop deportations to Sudan

Amnesty International Campaign

Drawing: Paul Gendrot

Amnesty International is mobilizing against the deportation of two people arrested in Calais on 25th of October during the destruction of the shantytown to Sudan and flights  scheduled  to Khartoum (see here and there).

A presentation of their situation and a campaign via twitter are online here:

https://www.amnesty.fr/refugies-et-migrants/actualites/france-deux-personnes-bientot-renvoyes-dans-un-pays

Amnesty International also asks people to contact the Minister of the Interior by e-mail:

“We urgently need your help.
Two young Sudanese men, Ibrahim and Baker, are at risk of being expelled at any time by France to conflict zones in Sudan.
Ibrahim already has a scheduled flight tomorrow Saturday [flight was cancelled, but another flight is scheduled for Tuesday].

Help us to strengthen our pressure on the Minister of the Interior to decide to interrupt the deportation process.

You can call the minister through Twitter:
Or send the message below to Bernard Cazeneuve : sec.immigration@interieur.gouv.fr
Do not forget to send us a copy : scampagne@amnesty.fr

Thank you for your help

Monsieur le ministre,
Je vous écris pour vous demander d’interrompre l’expulsion de deux ressortissants Soudanais, Ibrahim C et Baker A, actuellement détenus au centre de rétention de Vincennes et pouvant faire l’objet à tout moment d’un éloignement du territoire.
Ibrahim C et Baker A sont respectivement originaires du Darfour et du Kordofan du Sud, deux Etats du Soudan où la guerre sévit depuis des années, et où les civils sont victimes de violations graves de leurs droits humains. S’ils sont renvoyés vers Khartoum, Ibrahim C et Baker A risquent en outre de subir des mauvais traitements de la part des services de sécurité soudanais.
La France est tenue, en vertu de la convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés et de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne, de ne pas renvoyer des personnes vers des pays où elles seraient exposées à des risques de violations graves de leurs droits humains.
Je vous remercie par avance de prendre en compte ma demande en interrompant les procédures d’expulsion en cours.
Je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur le ministre, l’expression de ma haute considération. » “

(translation for info)

Minister,
I am writing to ask you to interrupt the deportation of two Sudanese nationals, Ibrahim C and Baker A, who are currently detained at the Vincennes detention center and who may be deported from the territory at any time.

Ibrahim C and Baker A are respectively from Darfur and South Kordofan, two states of Sudan where war has been rampant for years, and civilians are the victims of serious human rights violations. If they are sent back to Khartoum, Ibrahim C and Baker A are also at risk of being mistreated by the Sudanese security services.
France is required by the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union not to return persons to countries where they are at risk of serious violations of their human rights.
I thank you in advance for taking my request into account by interrupting the deportation procedures in progress.

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected Ibrahim’s suspension review, who has a new flight scheduled for Tuesday, 22nd November. It is looking at Baker’s. Both have yet to be presented to the Judge of Freedoms and Detention tomorrow 20th of October and still have an appeal before the administrative court concerning Sudan as the country of destination.

Three more people who are locked up at the CRA at Vincennes have been presented to the Sudanese ambassador for deportation to that country.


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