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press release:  UKBA continue deporting Kurdish asylum seekers to Baghdad

Faraidon Khurshid  Iraqi  Kurdish Asylum Seekers from Kirkuk arrived in the UK 7 October 2010 (8 years). He is currently held in a Van with 6 Security guard  at Heathrow Airport ,He has been told that he will be  forcibly deported today on a  Royal Jordanian air line flight at 17:05 hrs.

Mr Khurshid told IFIR “I have no family in Kirkuk I lost all my family in a car accident”

 This month alone 9 Iraqi Kurds have been forcibly deported to Baghdad. More than 30 Iraqi’s and Kurdish people have been arrested and are being held in different detention centres across the UK. Many of those held in the UK have been resident in the UK for ten to fifteen years and have UK wives, partners and children. To separate them from their families and friends contravenes the Geneva Convention and Human Rights Act.  It is not be acceptable!

These deportations follow a deal made between the Iraqi Government and UKBA.  However following IFIR contacting Iraqi MP’s on the 26 April 2017, 104 members of the Iraqi Parliament have signed a resolution to urge the federal government of Iraq to refuse to accept forcible deportation flights from Europe.   

IFIR calls on all human and refugee right organizations, trade unions and freedom loving people to stop forcible deportations to Iraq and to not let the UKBA and Iraqi government play with the lives of Iraqi victims.

Take Action

Please write to the UKBA, Home Secretary Sajid Javid:

2 Marsham Street, London

E-mail to:  public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk ,
privateoffice.external@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or  Fax: 020 7035 4745

Post to:

Home Secretary Sajid Javid:

2 Marsham Street, London

Please also support our campaign by writing to the UK’s Home Secretary asking her to:

  • Immediately halt these deportations

  • End the UK’s deportation agreement with the Iraqi Government

  • Immediately release all Iraqi refugees held in detention in the UK

  • Give all Iraqis in the UK refugee status.

    Contact details:

    The Home Secretary Sajid Javid: MP

    Secretary of State for the Home Department

    2 Marsham Street,London, SW1P 4DF




END: for more information please contact IFIR on 07856032991

International Federation of Iraqi Refugees-IFIR







Dashty Jamal
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees-IFIR
Tel:07856032991 Fax:08712664391

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