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franco-british "charter" to kabul: the odious show continues

no one is illegal | 05.10.2009 15:30 | Anti-racism | Migration | Terror War

A Franco-britannique deportation "charter" is scheduled for October 6 flying to Kabul. While the humanitarian situation and security continue to deteriorate in Afghanistan, that there has more civilian casualties than ever, and NGOs such as the Secretary General of UN expressed particular concern about the situation, France and Great Britain are trying, as they did in November 2008 with a joint operation. Afghanistan is a country at war. It is unacceptable to refer those that have fled to seek protection in Europe.

In France the Minister of immigration is mocking the decision
of different courts to release 130 OF the 138 Afghans who had been arrested on
September 22, for their removal, with the spectacular closure of the the
largest “jungle” in Calais.

These courts have highlighted the inanity of this media operation recalling the
respect of the people rights and fundamental freedoms Several courts have
cancelled the papers obliging the migrants to leave the French territory (APRF)
with the motivation of the non respect of the right to claim asylum . the
government has not remedied this.

The government remains locked in his rhetoric about the magnetic effect of the
jungle, according to which Afghans, Eritreans, Iraqis, Iranians, Sudanese,
etc.. don’t come to Europe to save their lives and their freedoms, but for reasons
of pleasure and comfort. According to this rhetoric, the current raids are supposed to carry disincentive messages in the countries of origin. So it like this that the Afghans of Calais are being taken hostage to try to terrorize their fellow victims of violence in
the country.

These "cleaning operation” are continuingas well as the placement of Afghans in detention .

The joint charters which are contrary to the principle of collective deportation . They
are leading to arbtitrary discriminatory and inhuman practices , in defiance of
peoples fundamental rights

We call upon the French and the Britsh authorities to waive any project of
deportation to Afghanistan which would seriously endanger the lives of the Exiles

We reaffirm the urgency of making sense of asylum in Europe by providing a mechanism for all refugees to seek protection in the country of his/her choice. In the
meantime, that France can and must suspend the
application of the Dublin Regulation so it may host on its territory those who
continue to flee conflict and take refuge in Europe.


Cimade Julie Chansel 00 33 6 82 24 03 47 julie.chansel @

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