The United Kingdom allows the deportation to Rwanda of migrants who have been granted asylum by the justice system

Just days before the planned departures, the British justice approved this Friday, June 10, the controversial government plan to return Rwandan asylum seekers to their home country.

The United Kingdom allows the deportation to Rwanda of migrants who have been granted asylum by the justice system

Just days before the planned departures, the British justice approved this Friday, June 10, the controversial government plan to return Rwandan asylum seekers to their home country. This was in defiance of the appeals of human rights organizations. Boris Johnson, England's Prime Minister, announced the project on April 14, and it has been criticized extensively.

Jonathan Swift, a London High Court judge, was hearing the case urgently and stated that it was important in the public interest for the Home Secretary to be able implement immigration control orders.

Detention Action and Care4Calais, the plaintiffs, have filed an appeal. This appeal will be heard Monday, the day before a flight carrying around 30 asylum seekers to East Africa. To the dismay of the UN and refugee assistance associations, who decry an "illegal" policy. The High Court will hear another appeal from Asylum Aid, a refugee aid charity.

Sonya Sceats, Freedom From Torture's executive director, stated that she was disappointed but reiterated that the fight was not over. She promised to use all available means to end the fight. she calls a "neocolonial agenda".

Friday's Labor opposition also decried the much-maligned plan as an attempt to "divert", from political scandals that weaken Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Conservative government is sending asylum seekers over 6,000 km from London to discourage illegal crossings of Channel. This policy recalls Australia's. More than 10,000 illegal migrants have crossed the English Channel to reach British shores since the beginning of the year. This is a significant increase from previous years which saw record numbers.

The UN voiced its disapproval of this strategy during the hearing. Laura Dubinsky, representing the Office of the high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), stated that the UN agency was concerned by the possibility of "serious harm" to Rwandan refugees returning to Rwanda and had "in no way supported the Anglo-Rwandan agreement".

She stressed that the UNHCR was not involved in the arrangements between the UK, Rwanda and the UK, despite assertions by the Minister-of-State." She also accused the government of lying.

Care4Calais reports that more than 130 asylum seekers have been notified about their possible departure. They include 35 Sudanese and 18 Syrians, as well as 14 Iranians, 11 Egyptians, 11 Egyptians, and 9 Afghans fleeing the Taliban. Mathew Gullick from the British government says that 32 migrants will be flying to Rwanda next week. More flights are expected in the future.

Paul Kagame has ruled Rwanda since 1994, when 800,000.000 people were killed. NGOs regularly accuse Kagame of suppressing freedom of expression, criticism, and political opposition. 23 NGOs urged Commonwealth leaders to press Rwanda, host of a meeting of the organisation from June 20 to free critics and allow more freedom of expression. expression.

The British Home Office however, says that it is determined to implement its project and insists that it is fully compliant with national and international law.

Boris Johnson's spokesperson said that the plan was "the right approach", especially in tackling criminal gangs that exploit migrants on French shores, and force them into unsuitable boats to make a dangerous crossing. To the UK

According to the government, asylum seekers may be allowed to settle permanently in Rwanda. The Hope Hostel in Kigali is ready to receive them. However, their manager stressed that the Hope Hostel was not a prison but a hotel where residents are "free" from having to leave.

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