- Let’s prevent a second deportation attempt (under escort!) to the Ivory Coast on February 27th 2015!
Achille Gnapi is an Ivorian political opponent against the current regime. He had to flee the country with all his family because their lives were threatened. Some are in Ghana under subsidiary protection, another one introduced an asylum request in China.
Achille arrived to Belgium at the end of 2006 and requested asylum. After his 4th request that had been rejected for a denial of his refugee status, an appeal had been introduced to the Aliens Litigation Council (ALC). The appeal was reviewed on January 29th 2015 by the ALE, despite the fact that neither the lawyer nor M. Gnapi had been warned on time about that audience.
The same day, he got an order to leave the territory for the Ivory Coast whilst the answer by the ALE had not been given yet. His return has been planned for Saturday January 31st at 2 p.m. M. Gnapi refused this deportation attempt.
The situation of so-called ‘pro-Gbagbo’ political prisoners in the Ivory Coast is extremely tricky and was the subject of many reports by ONG such as HRW, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and even the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, which all conclude to inhuman and degrading treatments, and to a justice of the ‘winners’ that are targeting only one camp.
Since his asylum request was rejected, after his return M. Gnapi may be faced with serious prejudices hardly difficult to remedy.
Report by Amnesty drafted in 2013, called ‘the winners’ law’ which denounces the repression political opponents (or any other person deemed to be one) are being submitted to :
He has been at the closed centre of Bruges for over 5 months. When being asked about what is happening, here is what he answers us: ‘Here there are no rights, you are always wrong because you are a prisoner, a foreigner. It destroys your mental and your mind’.
A second deportation attempt to the Ivory Coast has been planned for Friday February 27th. Departure from Zaventem at 11.35 a.m.
His friends and family refuse that Achille be expelled, giving evidence of all the obvious dangers he may incur in the Ivory coast.
Let’s meet this Friday February 27th at the airport at 9.30 a.m. to warn the passengers about the likely presence of Achille and his escort at the back of the plane.
Flight SN255 to Abidjan at 11.35 a.m.
Fax and email campaign to the contributors and responsible for this deportation:
The airline extremely used to these deportations, Brussels Airlines, alias SN Airlines:
Brussels Airport bld 26,Ringbaan,
Fax 027233599 / 027238496 / 027534931
and the people responsible for these decisions:
– Monsieur M. F. Roosemont, Directeur de l’Office des Etrangers : Bur_Presse@dofi.fgov.be
T 02 793 80 31 (NL – EN) – 02 793 80 30 (FR), Fax 02 274 66 40 ,
Premier ministre Charles Michel
Tél: 02 501 02 11 Fax: 02 512 69 52 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monsieur Jan Jambon Vice Premier Ministre et Ministre de l’Intérieur Tél: 02 504 85 13
Monsieur Theo Francken
Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Asile et
la Migration, chargé de la Simplification administrative, adjoint
au Ministre de la Sécurité et de l’Intérieur.
Tél: 02 206 14 21 –