Violent deportation

Detainees in the closed centre of Vottem warned us that Mounir had just been taken by force (30/01 08.00 p.m) by 15 plain clothes officers, that he was mistreated, scotch-taped, beaten and brought to an isolation cell. He is now in the isolation cell of the airport and will soon be brought to the Alitalia flight AZ157 to Rome at 6.10 a.m on 31/01 to then fly to Tunis.
Everything went really fast: 8 p.m: 15 police officers, among whom some in plain clothes, came to the closed centre of Vottem, threw him on the ground, scotch-taped and handcuffed him. We’ve heard that he would be brought to the plane at 6.10 a.m, much too late for us to be able to react!
It is their third deportation attempt on him.
We would need people at the airport at 4.10 a.m to speak to the passengers and tell them to be very watchful to what is going on aboard and to refuse this deportation. Mounir had been detained in Vottem for three months and a half and he was going to go to court for his release on January 30th! (he did not receive the decision on the verdict).
He had been in Belgium for ten years. He got arrested when he was submitting his wedding request with his girlfirend.
Alitalia flight AZ157 6:10 a.m to Rome
Let’s meet at 04:30 a.m at the check-in desk.
If you can not make it, you may still send fax, tel, mails to the people responsible for this deportation:

Here is the letter:
Tel: 0032 (0)2 7204412 or 0032 (0)2 7144210
Fax: 0032 (0)2 7209306

To whom it may concern,

We learnt that a Tunisian citizen will be on AZ157 flight to Rome this 31/01/13 at 6:10 a.m. We know that this man refused his deportation, that he was roughly taken away by a police escort of 15 men from the closed centre of Vottem where he was detained. We also heard that he did not get any let pass from the Tunisian embassy for this deportation.
we urge you to oppose this deportation and not to take part in the violence enforced by the Belgian government to deport people they deem undesirable.

Sincerely yours,

C.c to

Monsieur M. F. Roosemont,Directeur de l’Office des Etrangers T 02 793 80 31 (NL – EN) – 02 793 80 30 (FR), Fax 02 274 66 40 ,

Monsieur Elio Di Rupo, Premier ministre / Fax022173328, 025126953)
Madame Joëlle Milquet, Vice-Première ministre et Ministre de l’Intérieur / / Fax: 022380129,025048500,025048580)
Madame  Maggie De Block, Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Asile, à l’Immigration et à  L’intégration sociale, adjointe à la Ministre de la Justice /

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