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Subject: [CROSS-L] urgent action: stop deportation to sudan
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:25:40 +0200
From: "[ueber die grenze]" <grenze@IBU.DE>
Reply-To: grenze@IBU.DE
To: CROSS-L@relay.crg.net

11 - 06 - 99

Stop the deportation of Sudanese refugee Abdallah Fathelrahman!
Send faxes to the judge to prevent the next killing while deportation!

May, 28th 1999 the 30 year old Sudanese Aamir Ageeb was killed during
the departure of a Lufthansa flight after having resisted his
deportation to the Sudan, where civil war is still raging and an Islamic
Military dictatorship is in power. Four people were killed during the
last 8 months while being deported from European countries. After the
death of the 20 year old Semira Adamu who suffocated under a pillow,
Khaled Abuzarifeh died in March 1999 during his deportation from
Switzerland. On May, 1st 1999 Marcus Omofuna suffocated during his
deportation from Vienna to Sofia. After the death of Aamir Ageebs the
federal minister of the interior Otto Schily ordered the federal border
patrol not to deport persons, who physically resist or those who are
likely to do so.

That order enraged the Bavarian minister of the interior, Mr. Beckstein.
The Sudanese refugee Abdallah Fathelrahman has been sitting in
deportation detention in Nürnberg for nine months. He has survived three
earlier attempts to deport him by the federal border patrol, during the
last on November, 12th 1998 he almost died and had to be taken to the
hospital at the airport. On June, 12th 1999 another attempt to deport
him, this time in a special plane, was planed to take place. That
deportation was cancelled by the federal border patrol after Schily?s

The bavarian government does not want to accept that. It announced that
it is going to have the deportation carried through. According to a
statement of the immigration office of Nürnberg Mr. Fathelrahman is
going to be deported by Bavarian police forces. According to the
Bavarian minister of the interior the deportation is going to take place
on June, 19th 1999. It is kept secret from which airport and under which
security and compulsory measures the deportation is going to be followed
through. The Bavarian ministry of the interior calls Mr. Fathelrahman a
violent criminal, who definitely has to be deported, although Mr
Fathelrahman has only fought for his life.

Independent experts also attested that Abdallah Fathelrahman?s trauma
had been reawakened because of the nine months he has had to spend in
prison and because of the brute force that was used against him during
the attempts to deport him. In the meantime medical reports have
attested that Mr. Fathelrahman is in great danger of committing suicide.
Furthermore the reports state that the first attempt to deport him was
stopped when Mr. Fathelrahman refused to enter the plane. During the
second attempt one of the policemen rammed his knee into Abdallah
Fathelrahmen?s abdomen and he was dragged into the plane and was flown
to Frankfurt. There, however, the pilot of the connection flight refused
to take Abdallah Fathelrahman with him. On November, 12th 1998 Abdallah
Fathelrahman desperately resisted his deportation to Khartoum. The
policemen hit him into his abdomen again and pulled a cap over his head.
When Mr. Fathelrahman almost suffocated under the cap, he was taken to
the hospital at the airport. Abdallah Fathelrahman is certainly going to
resist again in case of a further attempt to deport him. His psychic
condition is very critical.

Mr. Fathelrahman has to be immediately released from prison and treated
by a psychotherapist.

We demand from the bavarian and german government:

- To immediately stop deportations - Freedom for Abdallah Fathelrahman -
An immediate and diligent investigation of the death of Aamir Ageeb
which has to be assisted by human rights organisations - The punishment
of the perpertrator

And we demand from Lufthansa airlines to refuse to assist the

Please forward this message!
Please send faxes to the local judge, in order to protest against the
deportation plan!

Send your faxes to:

Bayerische Verwaltungsgericht Ansbach

Abdallah Fathelrahman, Sudan
gegen Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Fax ++49/981/1804271

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

According to a statement of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior Mr.
Abdallah Fathelrahman is going to be deported to the Sudan on June, 6th
1999. Thus Mr. Fathelrahman would not only be exposed to the danger of
getting seriously injured or even killed during the deportation, but to
lose his freedom or life or to run into the risk of concrete existential
danger as well on returning to the Sudan. Mr Fathelrahman?s trauma has
been reawakened because of the nine months he has had to spend in
detention and because of the violence and force that was used against
him by the police during 3 earlier attempts to deport him. Furthermore
he is in desperate need of medical and psychological treatment. Therefor
there is a legal problem that prevents following through with the
deportation. In addition to that the legal proceedings concerning Mr.
Fathelrahman?s application for asylum should be taken up again because
of obstacles to the deportation with regard to the state of destination.

Therefor I ask you to stop the deportation
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