« What could I possibly do back in Congo ? »: New deportation attempt mislukt

Update 24/07/2017:

Changement de programme : ils ont essayé de mettre Francis sur le vol vers Abidjan à 11h15……Coups ,saucissonage….Francis a expliqué sa situation aux passagers. Beaucoup se sont levés, beaucoup ont filmé. Francis a été ressortit de l’avion et ramené au centre fermé de Bruges……

Francis, born in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 09/07/1980 has been living in Belgium for more than 20 years. He is 37 years old. His mother was granted asylum in 1992 in Belgium and Francis joined her under the refugee family reunion rules in 1995. His mother passed away in 1996. Francis was then 16 years old. His maternal grandmother, who obtained Belgian citizenship, was appointed as her tutor and he has been living with her since.
Francis had an orange card (which allows individuals to legally remain in Belgium while the decision about their visa/residency is being made). When he was 22 years old, Francis made a mistake, was judged and detained. In 2008,  the Office des étrangers (Immigration Office) ordered him to leave the country (Ordre de quitter le territoire). While he appealed to this decision, he never received an answer to his deportation appeal. After being released from prison, he moved on with his life, took courses, worked when opportunities arose and was supported by his family.
In the view of the Office, Francis is one of those criminals who absolutely needs to be deported, though his criminal record dates back from more than 15 years ago  and without any trouble since then.
Francis has a sister, a grandmother, aunts, cousins in Belgium who are all Belgian citizens! He has no one in DRC and does not know this country. Where will he go if he is deported to Kinshasa? Francis does not want to leave his family. “ What can I possibly do there, my country is Belgium, all my family lives here. I don’t know anyone in DRC”.
Francis needs our help to prevent his third deportation attempt on an escorted commercial flight.
This Monday 24 July 2017, he will be escorted on an Air Maroc flight to Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc AT833) at 5:40 PM for a connecting flight to Kinshasa.
Join us at the airport to explain Francis’ case to passengers and inform them that they have the right to ask the pilot and employees to refuse to participate in this forced removal

Denunciation campaign:  fax , mail and call the people in charge


Ressources humaines RAM:  emploi-cadre@royalairmaroc.com  tel 02 219 30 30 

Royal Air Maroc TEL : 027215050 FAX :027256292 infobru@royalairmaroc.com

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Directeur de l’Office des Etrangers
Bur_Presse@dofi.fgov.be T02 793 80 31 (NL – EN) – 02 79380 30 (FR), Fax 02 274 66 40

Charles Michel
Premier Ministre
Tél: 02 501 02 11 Fax: 02512 69 52 e-mail:charles.michel@premier.fed.be

Jan Jambon
Vice Premier Ministre et Ministre del’Intérieur
tél: 02 504 85 13 Fax:02 504 85 00 email:kabinet.jambon@ibz.fgov.be

Theo Francken
Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Asile etla Migration
Tél: 02 206 14 21– theo.francken@n-va.be kab.francken@ibz.fgov.be

Didier Reynders
Téléphone : 02 501 85 91 E-mailcontact.reynders@diplobel.fed.be



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