Sudanese deported to Khartoum!

On Wednesday, September 17 at 22:30, a person from Sudan was forcibly removed from Paris Khartoum, despite the well-known risks of immediate imprisonment and interrogation, inhumane treatment, torture or death of people returned to Sudan.

Al-Bashir and his brutal regime have been unleashing ethnic cleansing against the people of Sudan for decades. Yet France is continuing an underhanded attempt to deport Sudanese back to Khartoum despite repeated suspensions by the ECHR of flights to Sudan, and the well-known and well-documented evidence of systematic attacks on people across Sudan by the regime and militias supported by Al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Crimal Court on counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

At the beginning of September three more people from Sudan were also arrested in Paris, at Gare du Nord in Paris when they were going to Calais. They were locked in the detention center in Vincenne and later issued travel documents and tickets to be removed from France to Khartoum on September 6th. All the flights were cancelled due to an intervention by the European Court of Human Rights by way of a Rule 39 (an interim measures in exceptional circumstances, the expulsion order is suspended because of the serious consequences possible, pending the decision of the court) and everyone was released.

There was also similar attempts at deportations from France to Sudan in 2012 and 2013. With four people successfully deported from France to Khartoum in 2012.

When faced with a deportation order the fate of a person is left down to their chances of accessing legal support, or knowing and navigating themselves through the complicated process of making an application to the ECHR themselves. Without the knowledge or legal support a person can easily be deported back to a place where they face serious harm or death.

No more deportations!!! End all deportations NOW and FOREVER!

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