07/12: 8 people were transferred from other Belgian centres to the 127bis the days before. The other 16 were bring the morning of the deportation from other countrys. It was a FRONTEX flight.??
06/12: Latest news: 24 persons were foreseen for the flight! Two of them were not deported thanks to their lawyer who had introduced an appeal. They arrived in Kinshasa at 1 a.m. More news will follow.
04/12 evening: At noon today, 8 Congolese people were brought to one room, they were shown a video on how it all works and they were worked on so that they would not resist! said the daughter of one of them. Their luggage was grouped together and they were put in an isolation cell. They no longer answer the phone!!
GATHERING IN FRONT OF MAGGIE DE BLOCK’S PALACE
Boulevard de Waterloo 115 1000 Brussels
this Wednesday 05/12/2012 at 04:00 p.m
Besides the thirty daily deportations on regular flights, the Foreigners Office has adopted the bad habit of organising ‘secured’ collective flights to deport people whom our State deems undesirable.
We received a certain number of calls by Congolese who are detained in closed centres and who were warned they would go on a collective and military flight this Wednesday December 5th at 04:00 p.m.
The candidates to deportation are currently gathered in the closed centre 127bis in Steenokkerzeel.
Many are horrified: some are still in an asylum or regularisation request process, others were born in Europe, others have a Belgian child here, others risk jail imprisonment in DRC, and others have an audience foreseen at the court in the coming days.
These militarised flights are secretly organised in the framework of a bilateral cooperation between Belgium and DRC. They are accompanied by a disproportionate mobilisation of police military forces. Each deported person goes with two or three policemen according to the testimonies gathered during other “grouped flights”, and violence is frequent.
Once again Belgium is taking part in, organising or adopting an active and agressive policy to send those ‘undesirable’ persons back to their continent.
We will never accept these deportations that happen under fake security or economic pretexts.
We know that living together is possible in this world and that it may only enrich us all.
FOR AN IMMEDIATE STOP OF ALL THESE DEPORTATIONS, FOR A TOTAL SUPPRESSION OF THE CLOSED CENTRES, FOR THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND SETTLEMENT FOR ALL, FOR A WORLD WITH NO FRONTIERS, NO ONE IS ILLEGAL.