To Mr Guiseppe Conte – Italian Prime Minister
Dear Guiseppe Conte – Italian Prime Minister
I am writing you this letter on behalf of the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) regarding the boat carrying 57 passengers from different nationalities including Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt that was rescued by the Egyptian Navy on the 23rd October 2020.
My name is Dashty Jamal and I am the Secretary of International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR). IFIR is a refugee, humanitarian, political and social organisation; we have organised a wide variety of activities in many European countries, Australia, Canada, Kurdistan and Iraq. For more than 25 years IFIR has helped Kurdish, Iraqi asylum seekers, and other refugees. IFIR also has good relationships with many refugee and political organisations.
I understand that you offered a place of safety to the Refugees in Italy. Unfortunately, Egypt is now threatening to turn the refugees from Iran over to the Iranian embassy. I ask that you contact Egypt offering to help the affected refugees. If these refugees are deported back to Iran the Iranian state will interrogate the refugees and execute them.
IFIR urges that these refugees are treated fairly on a humanitarian basis whereby their rights are taken into consideration to provide them with safest possible solution to allow them to live a life of security and well-being.
We ask that you contact the Egyptian authorities asking them to respect the right of the refugees and repeat your offer of a safe place for the refugees in Italy.
General Secretary of International Federation of Iraqi Refugees -IFIR