After the deportatiion of an Afghan family to dangerous Afghanistan/Letter to the KLM about their complicity with deportation

After the deportatiion of an Afghan family to dangerous Afghanistan/Letter to the KLM about their complicity with deportation

woensdag 10 april 2013 06:54

 AFTER THE DEPORTATION OF AN AFGHAN FAMILY TO DANGEROUS AFGHANISTAN/LETTER TO THE KLM ABOUTTHEIR COMPLICITY FOR DEPORTATION See also http://www.astridessed.nl/reaction-to-klm-facebookyour-complicity-with-the-deportation-of-an-afghan-family-to-unsafe-and-dangerous-afghanistan/

LETTER TO THE KLM:

TO KLM BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
YOUR COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF AN AFGHAN FAMILY TO
DANGEROUS AFGHANISTAN ON 9 APRIL 2013

AMSTERDAM 10TH OF APRIL 2013

Dear Board of Directors
Dear Management

By this I want to ask your attention for the following

Despite my request, not to deport an Afghan family [father, mother and 3 children aged
14, 9 and 4] you nevertheless have deported them

See their picture

http://www.dhjana.nl/2013/04/05/beleidswaanzin/

See my letter to you dd 8 april 2013

http://www.astridessed.nl/klm-complicity-with-the-deportation-of-an-afghan-family-to-unsafe-and-dangerous-afghanistanletter-to-the-klm/

The family has been deported at 9 april from Schiphol

Departure time 14.30
Flight 0427

As you will undoubtedly know, because it is a war stricken country, the situation 
in Afghanistan is very dangerous as is the human rights situation, which puts the
familiy in great trouble and danger

How dangerous the situation really is, is to be read in the Ambtsbericht of the Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs, dd 4 july 2012,
especially on the pages 32-35 and 48-63

See the Ambtsbericht

http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten-en-publicaties/ambtsberichten/2012/07/05/afghanistan-2012-07-04.html

The humanitarian disaster the family will face is caused by the fight between
the American/Western troops and the Taliban, the fight between war lords and
the serious criminality, stemmed from the chaotic situation.
Summary executions and abductions are part of the daily life.

Being an air transport company it is your moral duty, not to cooperate with
deportations to unsafe and dangerous countries.

When I wrote you in the past about your deportation cooperation to unsafe and war countries, you mentioned, that you were only the air transporter and that the Dutch 
government made the asylum policy

I say to you:

You can’t use that cheap excuse:

As an air transport company you have an own choice and responsibility.

THESE ARE NOT JUST WORDS!

In the past failed asulumseekers, who were deported, have been imprisoned or killed
after their deportation.

A horrible example is the Afghan asylumseeker Nezam Azimi, a known opponent of the 
Taliban, who was refused asylum by the then immigration minister mrs R Verdonk.
He is deported in 2006 and killed by the Taliban in 2010 [1]

In such a case the Dutch authorities are head responsible [2], but also the
air transport company, which has cooperated with this deportation.

EPILOGUE

It’s not the first time I and others confront KLM with the cooperation of deportation 
to dangerous and war stricken territories
See for eralier correspondence my letter to the KLM on behalf of the Afghan refugee Parwais Sangari, the last part of this link

http://www.astridessed.nl/klm-complicity-with-the-deportation-of-an-afghan-family-to-unsafe-and-dangerous-afghanistanletter-to-the-klm/

I warn you:

When this Afghan family will be in danger, you are
morally responsible for their human rights violations, because you have cooperated
to the inhuman Dutch asylum policy

AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS!

SHAME ON YOU, KLM!!

I urge to you NOT to cooperate with this deportation any longer!!

Kind greetings

Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

[1]

DUTCHNEWS.NL
FAILED ASYLUMSEEKER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2011/02/failed_asylum_seeker_killed_in.php

[2]

According to International Human Rights Treaties it is forbidden to
deport refugees, when their life and freedom is threatened because of
personal persecution [article 33, UN Refugee Treaty] or torture
This also implies deportation to war countries

Article 33. – Prohibition of expulsion or return (“refoulement”)

1. No Contracting State shall expel or return (“refouler”) a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

CONVENTION RELATING TO THE STATUS OF REFUGEES

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/v1crs.htm

Article 3
1. No State Party shall expel, return (“refouler”) or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/h2catoc.htm

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