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They had reserved seats for an Ethiopian and his escort on the flight Ethiopian Airlines 19:25 this Monday 14/10/2019 for a deportation to Addis Ababa. According to a reliable source, we know that 3 Ethiopians were targeted.
T, at the Vottem closed center was unexpectedly placed in isolation the day before at 4 pm. He could not warn anyone but his fellow inmates alerted us. On Monday morning, a lawyer filed a motion in court and at 2 pm we learned that his deportation had been canceled. It would have been illegal under the procedure currently underway.
So, they went to search for G. the second of the list, at 127bis, almost at the time of boarding. He was handcuffed and strapped “as appropriate” and carried onto the plane. As soon as the passengers started boarding the plane, G shouted that he did not want to leave. He was immediately taken off the plane and brought back calmly to his 127bis closed center room.
It was too late to bring the third one. The plane took off without a deportee and the escort was deprived of its trip to Ethiopia.
Who is this third person slated for a return? He himself has no idea and neither does his defence.
We are very surprised by this very unusual lack of persistence on the part of the escort party.
Other Ethiopians are being targeted; this type of surprise deportations without any official passes (authorization) nor ticket, without warning to lawyers and families is illegal but may still occur.
By issuing passes, the Embassy provides support to the illegal practices of the Foreign Office.
Let’s continue to broadcast. Sign the petition addressed to the embassy.
Something is going on!