IFIR press release:UKBA continue to deport Kurdish Asylum seekers to Baghdad.
UKBA threatening to deport Abdull Motalib Nouri who has lived in the UK for 18 years
Abdul Motalib Noori is being forcibly returned to Iraq by Royal Jordanian Airlines at 5pm, 2nd December 2018. Abdul has contacted IFIR from a van at Heathrow airport saying:
‘I have been living in the UK for 18 years and have 2 children’ the girl is 1 years old the boy is 3 years old. We have been living In Bournemouth. Abdul Motalib also stated ‘ I have been held for 6 weeks at Colenbrooke Detention Centre”
“On the 27th October they attempted to forcibly deport me back to Iraq, however this was luckily stopped halfway in Amman, and I was returned to the UK. The UKBA actions are not acceptable, they are playing with me and my family like a football, but we are human beings. I have been living in the UK for 18 years, but the UKBA are destroying my family’s life by sending me back to a war-torn country. Action must be taken – the UKBA forcible Deportation policy must be abolished.’
IFIR ask all Refugee and Human Rights Organisations to contact Royal Jordanian Airlines at Heathrow Airport to stop this deportation and all future deportation.
This month alone nine Iraqi Kurds have been forcibly deported to Baghdad. More than 30 Iraqis 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.
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.
Please write to the UKBA, Home Secretary Sajid Javid:
2 Marsham Street, London
E-mail to: email@example.com ,
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 IraqiGovernment
Immediately release all Iraqi refugees held in detention in the UK
Give all Iraqis in the UK refugee status.
The Home Secretary Sajid Javid: MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department
2 Marsham Street ,London