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KLM complicity with the deportation of an Afghan family to unsafe and dangerous Afghanistan/Letter to the KLM

KLM complicity with the deportation of an Afghan family to unsafe and dangerous Afghanistan/Letter to the KLM

woensdag 10 april 2013 06:46
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  LETTER TO THE KLM: TO KLM BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENTREQUEST NOT TO DEPORT AN AFGHAN FAMILY TO UNSAFE AND DANGEROUSAFGHANISTAN REASON: PERSONAL DANGER AND GENERAL DANGEROUS SITUATION INWAR STRICKEN AFGHANISTAN AMSTERDAM 8TH OF APRIL 2013 Dear Board of DirectorsDear Management By this I want to ask your attention for the following I have learnt from reliable source, that the KLM is planning to cooperate withthe deportation of the Afghan family Khorshidi, a father, mother and three children [aged 14, 9 and 4]  to dangerous, war stricken Afghanistanafter been denied denied asylum See picture The deportation will take place at 9 april from Schiphol Departure time 14.30Flight 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 thefamiliy 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  The humanitarian disaster the family will face is caused by the fight betweenthe American/Western troops and the Taliban, the fight between war lords andthe 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 withdeportations 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 killedafter 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 theair 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 territoriesSee my underlying letter to the KLM on behalf of the Afghan refugee Parwais Sangari I warn you: When you nevertheless deport this Afghan family and they will be in danger, you aremorally responsible for their human rights violations, because you have cooperatedto the inhuman Dutch asylum policy AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS! I urge to you NOT to cooperate with this deportation on 9 april Kind greetings Astrid EssedAmsterdamThe Netherlands     [1] DUTCHNEWS.NLFAILED ASYLUMSEEKER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN [2] According to International Human Rights Treaties it is forbidden todeport refugees, when their life and freedom is threatened because ofpersonal persecution [article 33, UN Refugee Treaty] or tortureThis 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.


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



LETTER TO THE KLM: TO KLM BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENTREQUEST NOT TO DEPORT PARWAIS SANGARI TO AFGHANISTAN REASON: PERSONAL DANGER AND GENERAL DANGEROUS SITUATION INWAR STRICKEN AFGHANISTAN AMSTERDAM 8TH OF JULY 2012 Dear Board of DirectorsDear Management Tomorrow, Monday the 9th of july, KLM is cooperatingwith the deportation of Parwais Sangari Afghan refugee, to Afghanistanon the request of the Belgian authorities, which denied him asylumand flew him to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Flight KL 0451Departure time 13.40 I urgently appeal to you, not to cooperate with his deportation, sincehis life will be at riskEarlier his house was burned and his father killed, forpolitical reasons See for Background: [English translation] But apart from his personal risk, it is inhuman and unacceptable todeport people to Afghanistan, because of the dangerous situation,caused by the war between the USA/Western troops and the Taliban,the struggle between the warlords and the common criminals becauseof the lack of firm central governmental authority.This is confirmed by the Dutch ministry in a socalled ”Ambtsbericht”of 5th july 2012See the pages 32-35 en 48-63  It is your moral duty not to deport Parwais Sangari However, when you deport him and he will be killed or injured, THERE WIILL BEBLOOD ON YOUR HANDS! An urgent appeal to you, not to cooperate with his deportation Kind greetings Astrid Essed

AnsterdamThe Netherlands

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