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36 Iraqi refugees detained in Turkey need your help 

3th April2018

 36 Iraqi refugees detained in Turkey need your help 

I am writing on behalf of the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR). IFIR aims to give essential help to Iraqi refugees experiencing difficulties. IFIR has been informed that 36 Iraqi nationals were arrested and detained two weeks ago in Turkey/Edirne.

I am writing this letter to request the immediate release of these refugees. IFIR believes that they have been arrested and detained unlawfully because they have the legal right to enter Turkey. IFIR has been informed that other refugees arrested with them have been released. IFIR contacted the Immigration Office of Edirne and were told that the Office can only provide information to legal representatives. However an official indicated that files are being considered individually with the Iraqi Embassy. This greatly concerns IFIR. If these 36 refugees are deported to Iraq their lives would be put at risk.

IFIR is also concerned about the health of the refugees while in detention. They include 9 women, 14 children and a 10 month old baby. IFIR has found out that their conditions in detention are very poor and unsuitable, particularly for the baby. The baby is suffering through lack of milk. Legal representatives cannot visit and provide milk for the baby. IFIR’s concerns are deepened by the fact that the Turkish authorities can legally detain the refugees for up to 6 months.

Although IFIR is in touch with the Human Rights Association (IHD) in Istanbul it has so far been unable to arrange legal representation for these refugees. Therefore, IFIR requests your support in raising public awareness of the health risks of their detention and support for IFIR’s call for the Turkish authorities to release them immediately.

Attached is a list of the names of the 36 detained Iraqi refugees. Please help them by drawing attention to their situation. Also please email the Turkish authorities at edirne@goc.gov.tr asking them to release these people immediately. If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact IFIR.

Yours faithfully

Isil Altan

 International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR)

NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH OF DETAINED PEOPLE IN TURKEY

1-      KAZHIN ESSMAT ABDULLAH 28.08.1991 IRAQ

2-      ASMAA HEERSH UMER 19.06.2009 IRAQ

3-      SAM KHALEEL GHAZI 09.07.2017 IRAQ

4-      ALI MUWAFAQ AHMED 16.04.2003 IRAQ

5-      ASSALAH MUWAFAQ AHMED 16.01.2002 IRAQ

6-      LAMYAA MOHAMMED HUSSEIN 27.11.1982 IRAQ

7-      MOHAMMED MUWAFAQ AHMED 17.08.2004 IRAQ

8-      MARAM MUWAFAQ AHMED 13.11.2013 IRAQ

9-      MUWAFAQ AHMED SALMAN 01.06.1978 IRAQ

10-   KHALEEL GHAZI AHMED 11.02.1988 IRAQ

11-   MISAA MUWAFAQ AHMEED 22.06.2000 IRAQ

12-   HEERSH UMED QADER 06.12.1983 IRAQ

13-   HERYAAS HEERSH OMER 03.04.2011 IRAQ

14-   SUBHI OBAID KHORSHEED 01.01.1983 IRAQ

15-   HARDI SARDAR HUSSEIN 17.03.1995 IRAQ

16-   ALI HUSSEIN BAYZ 01.01.1973 IRAQ

17-   KHANZAD SULAIMAN SAEED 01.07.1976 IRAQ

18-   SHSAH ALI HUSSEIN 22.09.1999 IRAQ

19-   SHALYAR ALI HUSSEIN 21.10.1997 IRAQ

20-   SHALAW ALI HUSSEIN 17.02.1996 IRAQ

21-   AHMED MOHAMMED ISMAEL 16.02.2015 IRAQ

22-   MARYAM MOHAMMED ISMAEL 01.01.2010 IRAQ

23-   MUSTAFA MOHAMMED ISMAEL 08.06.2008 IRAQ

24-   LEPK ALI SAEED 06.08.1985 IRAQ

25-   SAHAND SARHANG MAAJUM 17.05.2013 IRAQ

26-   SARHANG MAAJUM JAMSHEER 07.01.1989 IRAQ

27-   MUHAMMED ISMAEL LUTFALLAH  06.01.1980 IRAQ

28-   BAKHAN SHAKHAWAN LATEEF 26.08.2013 IRAQ

29-   SHOKHAN SHAKHAWAN LATEEF 14.09.2012 IRAQ

30-   SANGAR SABAH SHAREEF 02.09.1988 IRAQ

31-   SHAKHAWAN LATEEF IBRAHIM 05.04.1983 IRAQ

32-   REZAEEN SERWAN SADOON 15.06.2003 IRAQ

33-   BANAZ QADER RASHID 03.01.1991 IRAQ

34-   NAZANEEN QADER RASHID 21.12.1988 IRAQ

35-   SHNAH ALI HUSSEIN 22.09.1999 IRAQ

36-   SADALLAH SERWAN SADOON 19.03.2001 IRAQ

Dashty Jamal
Secretary
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees-IFIR

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