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TURKISH AIRLINES COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF

SOMALIAN REFUGEE MR M.I. TO DANGEROUS SOMALIA

LETTER TO TURKISH AIRLINES

TO TURKISH AIRLINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
YOUR COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A SOMALIAN
REFUGEE TO DANGEROUS SOMALIA ON MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2013
A STRONG REQUEST NOT TO COOPERATE TO DEPORTATIONS TO SOMALIA AGAIN
REASON:
THE DANGEROUS SITUATION, DUE TO THE CIVIL WAR.
AMSTERDAM 20 SEPTEMBER 2013
Dear Board of Directors
Dear Management
By this I want to ask your attention for the following
According to my information you have cooperated with the deportation
of a Somalian refugee, mr M.I. to Somalia on last monday 16 september.
Flight information:
TK 1952
Departure 12.00
A strong request to you, not to cooperate to deportations to Somalia in the future,
because of the dangerous situation, caused by the civil war.
Although it is your duty and responsibility to draw information about the situation
in Somalia and any other country, which is unsafe or has a bad human rights situation,
I give you the following information:
DANGEROUS SITUATION IN SOMALIA/THE FACTS
Of course you are aware of the fact, that due to the civil war in Somalia,
there is a very dangerous situation for the Somnalian population,
who pays the price for the ongoing struggle between the Somalian government,
the African Union Mission, against the  resistance group Al Shabab
Recently [at 7 september] an al Shabab attack took place in Somalia’s
capital city Mogadishu [where expelled refugees arrive] which took
the lives of 18 people [1]
Doctors without Borders have withdrawn this year from Somalia,
due to the dangerous situation [2]
But there is more:
Amnesty International
In her annual report 2013 human rights organisation Amnesty International describes
the dangerous and bad human rights situation in Somalia  for the Somalian civilians,
due to human rights violations of all parties to the conflict [3]
Human Rights Watch
In a statement human rights organisation Human Rights Watch warned the Dutch
government, not to deport Somalian refugees to Somalia, due to the dangerous situation [4]
UNHCR
UNHCR [the UN Refugee organisation] stressed in a statement the dangerous situation in
Somalia [5]
Although the report is from 2010, UNHCR emphasized in a later report of 2012, that
the Guidelines [report from 2010] on Somalia are still valid [6]
It may be evident, that it is a scandal and a hugh human rights violation, also
viewed from the International Law, to deport refugees to a dangerous situation like that
DEPORTATION POLICY OF THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Of course the Dutch government is responsible in the first place for
its deportation policy, risking the lives of asylum-seekers, who are to
be expelled to dangerous and war stricken countries like Somalia [7]
But that doesn’t mean, that you, being the Air Company, which facilitates the
deportation by flying them [in this case the Somalian refugee] bears no
responsibility.
You bears responsibility too and a very hugh, since you are flying them.
Therefore it’s your moral duty and responsibility, to refuse any cooperation to
the deportation of any Somalian refugee AND other refugees, who are at risk
due to the warstricken situation in their country or the bad human rights
situation.
THEREFORE MY URGENT APPEAL TO YOU, NOT TO COOPERATE
TO DEPORTATIONS TO SOMALIA AGAIN.
DON’T FLY THEM TO THEIR MISERY!
If you continue to cooperate to those deportations, I hold you responsible
and you will have blood on your hands.
Stop deportations to misery and war!
I am convinced, that I will not appeal to you in vain
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[1]
MAIL AND GUARDIAN
SOMALIA’S AL SHABAB CLAIMS AN ATTACK THAT KILLED 18
7 SEPTEMBER 2013
[2]
CNN
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS TO PULL OUT OF SOMALIA
OVER ATTACKS ON STAFF
15 AUGUST 2013
[3]
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ANNUAL REPORT 2013
SOMALIA
[4]
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
HALT PLAN TO DEPORT SOMALIS
21 FEBRUARY 2013
[5]
UNHCR
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING THE INTERNATIONANAL PROTECTION
NEEDS OF ASYLUMSEEKERS FROM SOMALIA
5 MAY 2010
[6]
. It should be considered as complementing the 2010
Somalia Eligibility Guidelines, which remain valid.”
 
ADDENDUM TO 2010 UNHCR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR
ASSESSING THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION NEEDS OF
ASYLUM-SEEKERS FROM SOMALIA, RELATING ESPECIALLY
TO THE CITY OF GALKACYO
 
16 MARCH 2012
 
[7]
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
HALT PLAN TO DEPORT SOMALIS
21 FEBRUARY 2013

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