The Home Office have requested yet another adjournment of the Country Guidance on the DRC. It’s unsatisfactory response to the recent petition concerning the situation as it stands may be found at http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page12237.asp No Borders Nottingham is supporting the call for for a national mobilisation – suggested date Friday 13 July TBC – to protest as strongly as possible about the continuing delay in delivering justice to Congolese asylum seekers…
The Home Office have requested yet another adjournment of the Country
Guidance on the DRC. Faced with overwhelming evidence of the intimidation, torture and
imprisonment by DRC authorities of asylum seekers and refugees who are
expelled to the Congo, the Home Office came to the first day of the
tribunal pleading for more time to verify all the information they had
We are now calling for a national mobilisation of individuals,
political parties, church groups, trade unions, solidarity movements,
activists and students all around the UK (suggested date Friday 13
July TBC) to protest as strongly as possible about the continuing delay
in delivering justice to Congolese asylum seekers, about the continuing
attempts to remove and deport asylum seekers even in the light of the
delayed Country Guidance and in particular about the UK-DRC conspiracy
to return 4,000 Congolese to a regime of torture and persecution.
While we all want to see a Congo that is peaceful, in charge of its own
destiny and able to serve and take care of its people without outside
interference, the dictatorship dressed scantily in democracy’s clothing
that the industrial nations have imposed on the country in order to
maintain their imperialistic control of its vast natural resources
means that such a scenario is currently out of the question.
Enough is enough ? we cannot permit the Home Office to keep on
returning people who have already suffered torture in the DRC to face
yet more torture and ill-treatment, and to situations in which they
find themselves confronting a daily battle for survival. Nearly half of
the passengers on the 26 February charter flight were children. All
those we know about have since fallen ill with malaria, they are unable
to go to school, have no fixed place to live, can’t eat regular meals
or drink clean water, and in some cases have become separated from a
parent who has fallen into the hands of the security services.
Please organise alongside us to demand that the British government
stops committing human rights atrocities in our name.
NO MORE DEPORTATIONS TO DR CONGO!