On 20 September 2022, a 20-year-old woman from Iran resisted her second deportation attempt.Hands and feet tied , accompanied by two policemen, she showed her resistance by shouting . This was how she warned the passengers who supported her. She was eventually ejected from the plane. Apparently, a secured flight is scheduled for tomorrow morning (23.09.2022).
September 22, 2022 is the date of the 24th anniversary of Semira Adamu, who was suffocated and died by 9 gendarmes during her 6th deportation attempt. Despite this murder, nothing has changed about the ruthlessness for Aisha. The second deportation was narrowly avoided as passengers on Turkish airline flight TK1938 stood up to support her in her resistance.
Aisha is currently being held at the Caricole detention centre.
During her first deportation, police and airline officials had already intimidated her by beating her before and after the attempted deportation. Aisha returned to the center covered in blood and bruises.
Videos taken by passengers show Aisha can be heard shouting, “I am fighting for my life, please leave me alone, I am just a refugee, they want to force me to return, please do something! I beg all of you, do something. I don’t want to die, I’m only 20 years old, I don’t want to die”.
“The passengers had the reflex to record what happened because too often there is still a lack of evidence of the violence deportees experience from police officers and staff in detention centres.
This makes it possible to publicise what really happens in these centres. We need to make people
aware of the violence of our migration policy: the border policy caused death 24 years ago and remains responsible for the deaths of thousands of people since then,” explains an activist.
The coercive measures and violence increase with every attempt to deport her. According to our sources, Aisha faces a third deportation attempt on 23 September and will apparently be deported on a so-called “secure flight” to Iran.