Petition Tag - asylum
We the undersigned, ordinary Australian people call for our government to grant protection and asylum and to arrange safe passage home to Australia for our hero and fellow Australian Julian Assange of the internet media company Wikileaks. Julian Assange is our hero of this age and time because he has the courage to risk his own life and health to exposes political, economic and main stream media corruption world wide.
Wiki Leaks has exposed a corrupt main stream media here and in the United States America who only publish and support the views of a very wealthy and elite group of people who want to control and govern the world. This very, very wealthy group of people who owns and control most of our large companies and main stream media does not support a democratic government by the people for the people. It opposes our freedom and democracy and with secrecy it uses every evil tool it has to gain control and supplant our Australian democratically elected government and those of the world.
We are for Australia, our home and we must stand up for those who expose corruption and evil practices in all areas of life, and we must value an independent media who is not bankrolled by the globalist elite. We therefore must stand up and protect Australians who are whistle blowers and expose government corruption. They are our first line of defence in protecting our democratic freedom.
We therefore support Julian Assange and want to see him supported, honoured and given the respect and protection he deserves from our government and leaders.
Falcon WA 6210
Name Faiz Ali KHAN
Date of birth 16/2/1970
Place of birth Swat Valley, Pakistan
Family Married with 6 children between ages 3 and 18
Employment Farm Supervisor, Cape Schanck Farm, Colonial Leisure Group (CLG)
Kitchen Hand, Portsea Hotel, CLG
Lives Rye, Victoria
10/6/2012 Arrived in Australia as holder of valid Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa
20/6/2012 Deserted ship
17/7/2012 Lodged Protection visa to Department of Immigration & Citizenship
21/2/2013 Protection visa refused
March 2013 Lodged review application to Refugee Review Tribunal
August 2013 Commenced working at Cape Schanck Farm, operated by CLG
3/12/2013 Refugee Review Tribunal affirms Department decision to refuse Protection visa
23/12/2013 Lodged an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court
13/10/2014 Federal Circuit Court dismissed the appeal
10/11/2014 Lodged application to the Minister for Immigration to intervene due to changing circumstances in Pakistan
12/5/2015 CLG gain approval from Department of Immigration to sponsor Faiz in his current role as Farm Supervisor
7/8/2015 Minister for Immigration declined to intervene
20/8/2015 Lodged application for extension of time to appeal to the Federal Court
17/12/2015 Federal Court dismissed the application
7/1/2016 Faiz and a representative of CLG met with Office of the Hon Greg Hunt MP. The Minister’s office provided a supporting letter on 8/1/16
12/1/2016 Lodged second request to the Minister for Immigration
8/2/2016 Minister for Immigration declined to intervene
Since 1994, Faiz was active with the Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan. He ran for the Pakistani parliament in 1997, however, was unsuccessful. Faiz remained active with the ANP. The Taliban are in opposition with the ANP due to their anti-Taliban stance. In 2010, Faiz became a member of the Jirga in the Swat area and supported the Pakistani army in their efforts to remove the Taliban from Swat. In 2009, Faiz’s house was burned down as a result of conflict between the army and the Taliban. In September 2010, Faiz states that the Taliban shot his mother dead and Faiz was shot in the leg.
The Department of Immigration accepted that there was a real chance of serious harm to Faiz in the Swat District, and in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) stating:
“I accept that the applicant has a local profile due to his ANP membership and his involvement with the peace committee. Based on country information as discussed above, I conclude that there is a real chance that the applicant could face serious harm from the Taliban on account of his actual or imputed political opinion if he were to return to Swat district, or anywhere in the KPK, in the reasonably foreseeable future.”
The Tribunal also accepted that there was a risk of serious harm stating:
“However the Tribunal has accepted there to be a real chance that the applicant will be targeted for serious harm by the Taliban and other militant extremists in his village of Khatyar and the Swat region more generally.”
However, both the Department and the Tribunal, refused the application on the grounds that it would not be unreasonable for Faiz, his wife and six children to relocate within Pakistan, namely to Islamabad, Rawalpindi or Lahore. Faiz’s representative at the time, failed to advance substantial arguments against the reasonableness of relocation, merely stating that it would “not be ideal”. This significantly downplayed the immense difficulties Faiz would face relocating within Pakistan. The Department and Tribunal are only obliged to consider those arguments expressly put to it. Faiz cites a number of reasons why it is not reasonable to relocate, including limited access of Internally Displaced Persons to live in other provinces, general suspicion toward people from his area due to Taliban activity there, his Pashtun ethnicity, cost of living for family of 8 people, insecurity throughout the country, diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and difficulties accessing treatment.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade states as follows regarding the general security situation in Pakistan:
“We strongly advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan due to the unpredictable security situation, including the high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and sectarian violence.”
Faiz holds grave fears for his safety should he return to Pakistan. He cannot return to his home town due to the risk of serious harm, a risk which was accepted by the Tribunal and the Department.
Two of Faiz’s cousins have been killed in Pakistan. Two of Faiz’s brothers have fled to the Middle East and his brother in-law and two other cousins have fled to the USA.
Faiz has been diagnosed by two psychologists in Australia with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Life in Australia
Faiz has been working at Cape Schanck Farm, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, since August 2013. According to CLG, he “has become the most valuable member of the Cape Schanck farm team”.
Chris Morris, Executive Chairman of CLG and Founder and Chairman of Computershare Ltd, states that the circumstances of Faiz’s case are “upsetting” and that he has become “a critical employee of the farm”. He states further that CLG are “willing to guarantee his employment into the future”.
Friendship with Ross Matthews – Distress regarding prospect of Faiz being deported
Ross Matthews is the manager of Cape Schanck Farm on the Mornington Peninsula where vegetables, fruit, nuts, berries and farm free range chickens for eggs are produced to supply Melbourne restaurants.
Ross first became involved with a group of men seeking protection visas in 2013, when the owner family of CLG wanted a more practical way to help the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne.
CLG employed Faiz and for the last 2 ½ years Ross has been mentoring him as the assistant manager on the farm. Ross’ has the following to say regarding his friendship with Faiz:
When he started at the farm I knew immediately that he was going to be an invaluable member of my team and he has led me to understand that no matter what tragedies there are in our lives we can always find positive ways to overcome them and build a better future for ourselves and our families.
I have supported Faiz unconditionally in his fight to remain in Australia. I have read his case history, watched videos of his destroyed home in Pakistan and shared with him stories of his wife and children who remain there. His children learn English and are being educated to equip themselves for a future in an English speaking country.
Knowing Faiz’s personal experiences, the way he has integrated himself into Australian life and his determination to work hard, I cannot understand why Australian authorities do not think that Faiz is an asset to our Country.
Request to the Minister, the Honourable Peter Dutton MP
Faiz has made two requests to the Minister which have fallen on deaf ears. The Minister was not prepared to consider that the changing prospects of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pakistan warranted re-consideration of Faiz’s protection claims. Faiz merely requests that he be permitted to lodge a further application for a Protection visa, in which evidence of the difficulties of relocating to Pakistan will be put forward.
CLG have been approved to sponsor Faiz for a work visa and desperately want him to continue his work at the Cape Schanck farm. However, Faiz is legally prevented from lodging his application while he remains in Australia. In this regard, he requests that the Minister allow him to lodge the application while he remains in Australia if not the application for the Protection visa.
He now faces the prospect of being deported to Pakistan due to difficulties associated with entering third countries.
Derrick was detained by UK Immigration Officers and placed at their mercy at Harmondsworth Prison. He was quickly rushed into subsequent interviews with no consideration of his health.
His claim for asylum in the United Kingdom was refused and further appeals dismissed. Derrick had established a private family life and has a partner who is British. With no legal representative (assigned representative broke off all contact with him), he has struggled to produce all forms of evidence to support his claim whilst in detention. However, he has instead been issued with removal directions and his submissions not regarded by the officials.
He is numbering his days because he is a a high risk of being killed upon his forceful return to Uganda.
Examples to support this claim are: the ongoing fixation on Left Wing Issues such as Asylum Seekers, Gaza, coupled with unnecessary media coverage of Christine Milne / Sarah Hanson-Young.
According to research, Cyprus is in the 32nd worst position among 35 European countries (just above Latvia and Turkey) in respect of policies giving access to migrants and refugees to citizenship, participation in democratic life and labour mobility (MIPEX - http://www.mipex.eu/countries, EUDO Citizenship - http://tiny.cc/84mhhx). These realities, in combination with the restrictive and discriminatory policies pursued in view of the severe economic crisis plaguing the country, have led migrants and refugees to misery and despair.
Under the circumstances, the only real option left to these people is that of temporary or permanent relocation to countries where there are better opportunities for employment and integration. The residency permit granted to refugees in Cyprus now does not allow them to move and seek regular work in other European countries. The only way to exercise this right is through acquiring Cypriot citizenship. This prospect is waning as a result of the Cyprus government’s refusal to grant them citizenship (http://tiny.cc/n9mhhx), irrespective of their years of stay in the country and even when they meet the conditions laid down by the law.
A group of recognised refugees, who are in Cyprus with their families for longer than 10 years, are on hunger strike (http://tiny.cc/9bnhhx) in front of the UNHCR in Nicosia, asking the government and UNHCR to cooperate in granting them Cypriot citizenship or to be relocated to another country, where they and their children can live in dignity.
Η Κύπρος, σύμφωνα με τα αποτελέσματα ερευνών καταλαμβάνει την 32η χειρότερη θέση μεταξύ 35 χωρών της Ευρώπης (μόλις πιο πάνω από τη Λετονία και την Τουρκία) όσον αφορά τις πολιτικές πρόσβασης μεταναστών και προσφύγων στην υπηκοότητα, συμμετοχή στη δημοκρατική ζωή και την κινητικότητα στην αγορά εργασίας (MIPEX - http://www.mipex.eu/countries, EUDO Citizenship - http://tiny.cc/84mhhx). Οι πραγματικότητες αυτές σε συνδυασμό με τις περιοριστικές πολιτικές που ακολουθούνται, ενόψει της σοβαρής οικονομικής κρίσης που μαστίζει τη χώρα, οδήγησαν τους μετανάστες και πρόσφυγες στην εξαθλίωση και απόγνωση.
Υπό τις περιστάσεις, η μόνη ουσιαστική επιλογή για τους ανθρώπους αυτούς, είναι αυτή της προσωρινής ή και μόνιμης μετακίνησης από την Κύπρο σε χώρες όπου προσφέρονται καλύτερες ευκαιρίες απασχόλησης και ένταξης. Η άδεια διαμονής που παραχωρεί σήμερα η Κύπρος στους πρόσφυγες δεν τους επιτρέπει να μετακινηθούν και να αναζητήσουν νόμιμη εργασία σε άλλες ευρωπαϊκές χώρες. Η μόνη περίπτωση να ασκήσουν αυτό το δικαίωμα είναι μέσα από την απόκτηση της κυπριακής υπηκοότητας. Η προοπτική αυτή εξανεμίζεται λόγω άρνησης της κυβέρνηση της Κύπρου να τους παραχωρήσει υπηκοότητα (http://tiny.cc/n9mhhx) , ανεξάρτητα από τα χρόνια παραμονής στη χώρα, ακόμη και αν πληρούν τις προϋποθέσεις που καθορίζει η νομοθεσία.
Ομάδα αναγνωρισμένων προσφύγων, οι οποίοι ευρίσκονται στην Κύπρο με τις οικογένειες τους πέραν των 10 χρόνων, έχει κατέλθει σε απεργία πείνας μπροστά από τα γραφεία της UNHCR στη Λευκωσία (http://tiny.cc/9bnhhx) ζητώντας από την κυβέρνηση και την UNHCR να συνεργαστούν ώστε να τους παραχωρηθεί η κυπριακή υπηκοότητα ή να μετακινηθούν σε άλλη χώρα όπου να μπορούν να ζήσουν αυτοί και τα παιδιά τους με αξιοπρέπεια.
Iranian asylum-seeker Mrs. Marzieh Hosseinpour, age 38, and her husband Mr. Javad Riazi Ahmad Saraei, age 50, both faced political persecution in Iran. Marzieh was subjected to torture while detained as a political prisoner, and Javad was persecuted by the regime (Islamic Republic of Iran) as a member of a political organization in Iran.
Marzieh registered as a political asylum-seeker with UNHCR India (513-05C00255) in 2005, and was recognized as a refugee by UNHCR India in 2010. Javad registered with UNHCR India (513-05C00255) in 2007, and was recognized as a refugee in 2011. However, they were attacked in New Delhi by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and are in urgent need of relocation to a safe third country.
We urge UNHCR & other human rights organizations to support the relocation of Marzieh Hosseinpour and Javad Riazi Ahmad Saraei to a safe third country.
Hassan Massali, Ph.D., President of Action for Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East, USA
Ahmad Fatemi, Director, Mission Free Iran
Mr Mubenga, husband and a father of five, was killed by G4S guards on a BA flight in October 2010. The three G4S guards deporting Mr Mubenga to Angola restrained him for over 40 minutes in a position known to cause asphyxia. They dismissed his suffering saying people being deported “are always like this”. The BA crew carried on with routine flight procedures while Mr Mubenga cried out for help, saying he couldn’t breathe and “They are killing me.”
The crew moved passengers to a section of the plane further away from Mr Mubenga’s pleas. The guards held him down until he died. One alarmed crew member tried to alert the pilot but was dismissed as ridiculous. At the inquest, she blew the whistle on G4S guards, exposing their lies and thuggish behaviour.
The G4S killers had racist jokes on their mobile phones, abusing Black, immigrant and Muslim people. G4S guards are offered financial incentives to keep detainees quiet – they get a bonus for a successful deportation.
If Mr Mubenga’s killers are not prosecuted then every asylum seeker’s life is at risk and every life is devalued. If these killings are not stopped, the Home Office will feel able to use companies like G4S to kill any of us.
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End systematic abuse – including sexual abuse - & the denial of human rights.
We Demand a Full Public Inquiry into Yarl's Wood IRC
Women detainees and ex-detainees have been coming forward to speak out about the abuse they suffered and witnessed, and to demand redress. The racist and sexist regime, of legal, psychological and physical abuse which women frequently describe as mental torture at Yarl's Wood, has been covered up for far too long. The women imprisoned in Yarl’s Wood are systematically set up for abuse by the fact that they are treated as liars, who must prove themselves truthful whilst being detained indefinitely.
By law the ‘burden of proof’ in the asylum & immigration system means they are guilty until proven innocent. The women in Yarl’s Wood have between them successfully escaped every kind of abuse and violence that women commonly face around the world – rape, sexual abuse, forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, trafficking, domestic violence, child abuse, anti-gay persecution. It is known that violence against women and girls is common worldwide. Yet their claims are routinely disbelieved, and their credibility attacked. Is it any surprise that they be targeted for sexual abuse by guards in detention? The sexual abuse and its cover-up that was publicly exposed by The Observer (14/09/13) are the inevitable products of this regime.
The public exposure of sexual abuse has come about because of the strength of a detainee who refused to be silent. There are many more ready to follow.
Enough is enough. Abuse in Yarl's Wood is not merely the result of a few bad guards; it is the result of a system and is the Government's responsibility.
1. We demand that Yarl's Wood detention centre is SHUT DOWN
2. A full Public Inquiry into the sexual and other forms of abuse at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre.
3. Present and former detainees and their supporters must have the choice to give evidence in public.
4. EVERY aspect of the system that makes the sexual abuse possible must be exposed to public scrutiny. Nothing less is acceptable.
5. Present and former Yarl's Wood detainees MUST NOT BE DEPORTED. They are ALL potential witnesses.
6. There must be NO reprisals or discrimination against anyone giving evidence
PETITION ENDORSED BY
(Endorsements so far, please msg to add your name):
Yarl's Wood Movement for Justice Group
Leeds MFJ Group
Manchester MFJ Group
Lee Jasper (Co Chair of BARAC and National Black Members Officer for Respect Party UK)
Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC)
NCADC National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
Hands Off Somalia
Justice for Women
Women Asylum Seekers Together (Manchester)
RAPAR (Refugee & Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)
John McDonnell MP
South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG)
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales
HEAR EX DETAINEES OF YARL'S WOOD, MFJ ACTIVISTS SPEAK OUT ON DEMONSTRATION:
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Stop Deporting Women to Forced Marriage & Rape! Free Mama! Grant Her Asylum Now! End the Inhuman Treatment of Asylum Seekers! Shut Down Yarl’s Wood!
Mama is one of Britain’s foremost fighters for human rights and the rights of women. She is a central leader of the Movement for Justice women in Yarl’s Wood detention centre and the on-going struggle for freedom and equality by women detainees. She is a leader who shows others how to fight for themselves.
She has spoken in the plain truth about Britain’s racist, inhuman treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants.
Like so many women in Yarl’s Wood, she has been treated as a liar and told to prove she is not lying while being rushed through interviews and hearings in the isolation of detention.
Mama learned from her experience and from previous leaders who have since won release. She has passed these lessons on to a growing group of women asylum seekers and immigrants of different nationalities and religions. As a result many Yarl’s Wood women have successfully resisted deportation, organised their own petitions, and written about their experience of detention so that it can be exposed. Many have secured release or won asylum.
Now the Home Office plans to deport Mama to the Gambia on Wednesday 7 August. In the Gambia Mama defied her family and a system that treats women as property for male relatives to dispose of at will. She refused to stay in a forced marriage with her uncle and escaped to Britain. She has suffered the traumatic effects of violence and repeated rape at her husband’s hands, and now these have been compounded by the psychological torture of Yarl's Wood. Deportation will further undermine her mental well-being and make her more vulnerable if she is returned to the Gambia.
When Mama escaped her forced marriage and came to Britain she struck a blow for women’s rights in the Gambia and internationally; she lifted the hearts and hopes of the growing number of women in the Gambia who long to be free. If Britain deports Mama it not only condemns her to the state-sanctioned oppression of women and a life of bondage, rape and torture – it is dashes the aspirations of every woman who dares to believe that she too could be free, and props up the fragile authority of a brutal, reactionary regime in the Gambia.
She fights for justice and equality openly and publicly as a member of the Movement for Justice and in various LGBTI groups. Jacqueline has sought asylum in Britain based on her sexuality, but she has received a series of refusals from a system that treats every claimant as a liar and criminal who has to prove that they are not lying. A decision by the British government to return Jacqueline to Uganda is tantamount to a death sentence.
Jacqueline has been in a relationship with another Ugandan Lesbian in Britain for 5 years, but despite this the British government refuses to acknowledge that she is a Lesbian or the reality of what she would face if deported. She was forced into an arranged marriage in Uganda to hide her sexuality. When her sexuality was exposed she was arrested and beaten up by the police, raped and imprisoned. She knows that this would be her future if the Britain deports her back to Uganda.
Jacqueline is living under the constant threat of deportation, never knowing what the next day holds - an especially excruciating experience for LGBT asylum seekers. On the 10th July the Home Office told her she no longer qualifies for support or accommodation. Britain has denied her the fundamental human rights it claims to uphold and has presented her with the alternatives of destitution or deportation.
Last year Britain co-sponsored a Joint Statement on LGBT Rights by 85 countries at the United Nations. It calls on governments like Uganda’s to end the torture of LGBT people, protect their safety and human rights, and stop treating homosexuality as a crime.
63-year old Josephine Komeh is a courageous fighter against FGM/Cutting in Sierra Leone who opposed it in the most practical way – by refusing to cut girls and young women herself. She was severely tortured because she had defied the traditional authorities that maintain this brutal practice.
Josephine sought asylum in Britain, where the Government condemns FGM, but the Home Office plans to deport her on 24th July. She will face further torture back in Sierra Leone unless she agrees to cut. There is no-one there to protect her: her husband is dead, a son & daughter live in Britain, and her other children were killed during the 11-year Civil War.
Josephine’s grandmother and mother were traditional ‘cutters’ and trained her as next-in-line. She opposed FGM and felt it clashed with her responsibility for the girls she taught as a head teacher. When her mother died she tried to avoid taking her place, but the women’s society that organises FGM forced her to cut young girls until she refused to continue. That is when she was tortured.
On 29th May Josephine was taken from Leeds where she lived, to Yarl’s Wood detention centre. Her asylum claim was rejected despite a medical report from Freedom From Torture, but she successfully resisted an attempt to deport her on 5th June. Since then she has gathered more evidence, but the Home Office plans to deport her before a fresh claim can be considered. Her deportation is set for Wednesday 24th July at 6.30am from Heathrow on Brussels Airlines flight SN2104.
Homosexual relationships are outlawed and stigmatised in the Gambia. Isatou was pushed by her family into an unhappy marriage with a Gambian man resident in the UK, but when he found out that she had sex with women he divorced her and informed her family and community back home. This makes it dangerous for her to return as she is an outcast and would not find protection.
Isatou went about rebuilding her life; she re-married with a man in the UK with indefinite leave to remain. They hoped to have children, settle and lead their lives. But this means nothing to the Home Office.
Isatou sought asylum in the UK because she would be open to physical attack and persecution as a known bisexual, divorced woman. Exile is a last resort to which Isatou has had to turn. But the Home Office put her asylum claim on Fast Track and she is detained in Yarl’s Wood. She has been prevented from keeping her appointment with a fertility clinic, despite her physical complications of the genital mutilation she suffered. Isatou is diabetic and her health is deteriorating in detention.
Isatou has been denied asylum. The Home Office plan to tear apart the family and life she has built here, and deport Isatou back to where she will face the persecution that LGBT suffer in the Gambia.
This Home Office inhumanity must stop! We demand that Isatou be released from detention immediately and granted asylum.
Take action for Isatou...
PHONE/FAX/E-MAIL THE HOME OFFICE - Tell them Isatou must stay!
Isatou's Home Office reference: B1927597
The Home Secretary, Theresa May: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 020 7219 5206 Fax: 020 7219 1145
Immigration Minister, Mark Harper: email@example.com
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Urgent action on this petition is required.
TODAY IT IS MY CHILDREN AND MY FAMILY TARGETTED AND ABUSED BY UK AUTHORITIES, BUT TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMILY. Act now please and sign the petition to save your families. It is not the question of status or nationality, but it is the question of families and children.
We, as professionally teachers in the United Kingdom and parents of 3 children, have taken the initiative to bring to light the injustice and disrespect shown towards vulnerable families by certain members of the Judiciary and other organisations. Time has elapsed since people suffered in silence and allowed themselves to be discriminated and humiliated, nowadays, we have the right to speak and to express our opinions with regards to our freedom of living peacefully as a family without the interference of the State. Being unrepresented legally is a factor for the powerful members of society to cause degrading treatment and abuse the process. Being vulnerable can be another factor or simply because one has raised their voice against injustice. We request Justice FOR ALL. A justice which prevails in the United Kingdom but which has been abused by certain individuals to achieve illegitimate aims. It is time to eliminate this injustice and protect our families, as today, we are suffering but tomorrow it can be you. Please share your views against injustice and sign this petition to support our campaign against injustice towards vulnerable families with children
We are writing this letter in order to petition against the high level of corruption and abuse of power which exists in the UK Judiciary and other organisations such as The Secretary of State for Home Department, Local Authorities and other organizations which deal with complaints procedures (Office for judicial complaints, Judicial Appointments commission, …) based on the following grounds:
I am a mother of three children and the wife of a disabled asylum seeker in the United Kingdom. I am a UK qualified teacher who has worked in the UK for years and in this capacity, I am preparing this petition to be considered by the European Parliament. My children and myself are dependants of my husband’s asylum claim which has been refused and rejected to be decided by any court in the UK. We have submitted an application tot the European Court of Human Rights in 2011, but this has also been struck out without reasons. We are confirmed with evidence that there is a high level of corruption inside the UK Judiciary with regards to our lives and this has extended until the ECHR.
We have been deprived fair access to justice and no trial has been provided, this has been a severe violation of our Article 6 Convention Rights, Article 13 – Right to Effective Remedy and we have been provided with inhuman and degrading treatment in a country where we have sought protection.
The UK Judiciary and other associations have attempted to harm us in several ways, by preventing access to medications, assaults, manhandled, and most importantly imposed Extended Civil Restraint orders. Today we have been served with a General Civil Restraint orders which prevent us to have access to courts in order to look for a redress.
There has been use of high level of corruption, payments have been made to government agents and other organizations. Police officers have also been sent to threaten me when I was heavily pregnant last May 2012. I have also been deprived of further treatment and medication after delivery.
In 2011, an article entitled Asylum Seekers Pay for us to have a Hol was published in The Sun Newspaper without our prior knowledge or consent. The Court provided certain information to the newspaper and the Secretary of State for Home Department has also contributed to the article. This has harmed us with regards to our private information being breached and our character defamed. The legal representatives were also threatened by UK Judiciary members and left our cases.
The information about my husband was provided to Sri Lankan authorities. Subsequently, access to court was deprived which at all material times were against the Geneva Convention 1951 and against the International EU Law.
Our children were not heard by any court which was a severe violation of EU Convention on the Exercise of the Rights of the Child. There was no trial in the UK.
Our petition makes references to the following supporting documents:
1. The General Civil Restraint order
2. The Order of LJ Goldring
3. The letter sent to the court after the Civil restraint order
4. The ECHR grounds
5. The judgment of Lord Justice Laws
6. OT Assessment of Mr ismail
7. Pre protocol letter of Judicial review sent to Master Yoxall.
The circumstances surrounding our petition are:
Mr Ismail sought asylum in 2010 in the UK. His asylum application was refused, he was pressurized to withdraw the appeal and when he refused, he proceeded with the appeals to the tribunal. On January 2011, his appeal was refused and the comments of the judge were: “Mr Ismail has only cut his palm rather than his wrists”… The judge commented as such despite knowing that Mr Ismail was a mentally ill patient and therefore provided suicidal techniques to him. Complaints were made but there were no investigations. As a consequence, Mr Ismail cut his wrists in January 2011.
In July 2011, a defamatory article entitled Asylum seekers: Pay for us to have a Holiday appeared in the Sun Newspaper, online and republished by several websites and newspapers.
The Court, Queen’s Bench Division shared the information on a particular of claim to the media and divulging our private and confidential information, thus breaching our Article 8 ECHR – Right to private and family life. We were shunned and our characters were spoilt. We were ridiculed by the society.
A defamation claim was launched in the Queen’s Bench Division, High Court, and subsequently, in October 2011, the case file for the UKBA’s human rights claim was stolen from the court. Until today, our confidential documents are missing as the file has not been recovered.
IN January 2012, we were represented by Thomas Goodhead, a counsel. He discussed privilege matters with Adam Wolanski, the Sun newspaper’s counsel. They agreed between themselves to withdraw pleas of malice and breach of private information, which thus rendered the case to be struck out by Justice Eady and subsequently by Lord Justice Laws. There was subsequent abuse of powers and corruption involved in public offices by the Sun Newspaper (Newsgroup Newspapers Limited) usual methods of covering up issues.
The UKBA – Home Office also commented on the article. They were engage din corruption by sending several letters or threats for us to be moved outside London, in an area where we do not have any relatives or connections, despite knowing that our children are schooling and therefore disregarding their best interests.
Extended Civil restraint orders were imposed on us in April 2012 when Mrs Ismail was heavily pregnant. In August 2012, we were forcefully and violently evicted from our family home. Mr Ismail’s neck was squeezed by bailiff officers from Bow County Court, children were beaten and thrown out as soon as they woke up from the bed by police officers, and Mrs Ismail with the baby of 2 weeks were put out. She was not recovered from a third degree tear and recent delivery. We asked for some time to take our things/belongings, but were refused and we were out on the streets, without our belongings. The Civil restraint was issued by Rabinder Singh QC, the Home Office’s usual counsel. In May 2012, police officers attended the home to threat Mrs Ismail, who was heavily pregnant. They advised her that the UK Government know people in ECHR and despite launching cases in this court, nothing will happen. Our case sin ECHR will always be struck out without consideration.
With the Civil restraint order, the Court refused to provide us with injunctions or any support, despite cases was pending. We were thrown out form the court with 3 minor children. The Children’s services, despite knowing that the children will be homeless, did not do anything. We wandered on the streets until 6 pm on 7 August 2012 and then went to the Children services in person in Beckton London. We were then provided with a temporary accommodation in which we are currently living in as the home Office did not provide us with appropriate dwelling (OT Assessment).
Subsequently, every single application we make to the court is refused despite evidences were provided. The administrative staffs hold the application and preventing it to be decided by judges. We were sent threatening letter by the Newsgroup Newspapers Limited, their solicitors, the Home office and the court. Until yesterday 6 June 2013, we were served with a General Civil Restraint order. This order prevents us from seeking redress or remedy for any injustices caused to us. We have approached several complaints organisations but was discriminated and rejected.
Currently, the above circumstances have prevented us to have access to justice. Our lives are being interrupted and interfered by the UK authorities, they are controlling our lives. Our freedom of movement is controlled. The freedom to exercise and acquiring redress and justice has been deprived. Currently, we are unable to access to basic healthcare. We cannot acquire fee remission to seek justice. Children as innocent members of society have been given degrading treatment. We have been intimidated and humiliated. We are unable to fulfill our basis needs.
We have been forbidden to work and earn. We have been deprived of catering for our family and lead a normal family life. Day by day, we fear that someone will put us out on the streets or throw us out. If we go to court, we have been warned that we will end up in imprisonment (Article5), we are unable to approach the court for any violation or urgent circumstances.
The UK has abused the CPR 3C – Civil restraint, this CPR is incompatible with the convention obligations. They have abused and used this as a trump card to harm and cause maximum damages to Asylum seekers’ families or others in the UK who have brought legitimate and lawful clams with merits.
The Children despite being British born (since 6 years) have no identity. They have been kept as stateless for 6 years (elder), 4 years (second), and 10 months.
As a result of this situation of being victim of corruption and degrading and inhuman treatment on us as asylum seekers with 3 children, we would appreciate your approval of our petition.
This Inquiry follows the committee of MP's damning report on the thoroughly discredited UKBA, which is now being shut down, as Movement for Justice had called for. Submissions to the Inquiry describe deaths and brutal deportations of asylum seekers like Jackie Nanyonjo, detention of the elderly, ill and pregnant and vulnerable, indefinite detention and destitution.
Hearing the direct, open live testimony of the experience of all aspects of the asylum system from those who experience it is essential, as the key prerequisite of the Inquiry to fully comprehend the system as it is, and to fix the broken system that exists. Our petition and action is crucial so that change is not merely cosmetic, and Britain live up to its promise of sanctuary, safety and equality.
Imagine 10,000 Quebecers/Canadians applying for asylum to the United States - you can't buy optics like that.
Help us fight back!
She loves her kids and places them above all.
She is being persecuted in her home country Ukraine, for starring in porn.
As a fact Anastasia needed money so badly after she has been left alone with kid, that she was ready to do anything to feed her family.
Getting into the porn business was not an easy decision at all. And sometimes, more often these days, people have to face the struggle to protect their families from poverty.
A beautiful soul makes a beautiful person; and Anastasia is very beautiful indeed.
Please, your support can save her family.
As a Christian he would face a very real threat of abuse, intimidation, separation, unfair working conditions, persecution, torture and a very possible death in Pakistan.
When a new president came into power in 1999, he felt safe enough to return to Algiers where he dedicated himself to writing a book entitled ‘Democracy in the Arab and Islamic World’. This book eloquently expresses his opinions on the ‘fierce conflict’ between democracy and Islam and shows a strongly held intellectual skepticism over the contemporary application of Islamic ‘Sharia’ law in Algeria. It was published in Paris in 2009.
The writing and publishing of his work caught the eye of hard-line Islamic militants. They accused him of being anti-Islamic, and started a hate campaign against him – they preached against him in the mosques, he received death threats and people beat and insulted him in the streets. They broke into his house, smashing down the door and tore up the manuscript oh his book and his other writings. At this point Ibrahim realized he had to flee the country or he could very soon lose his life.
He escaped to England by sea and land and not long after applied for asylum. At this point the troubles began that have lasted until now. His claim for asylum suffered set back after set back due to unsuitable interpreters and a shocking lack of legal advice and support throughout his case. He has been forced to spend long months and years waiting for repeated negative decision from the authorities.
He has been forced to move from house to house, surviving on next to nothing: not being legally allowed to work, and denied access to benefits and education. Finally he decided to apply to voluntarily return to Algeria, despite the obvious danger, but this also was refused on the grounds that they could not obtain a travel document for him. So, here he is – in an endless limbo; a horrific and dehumanizing no man’s land with no options left.
Ibrahim has finally and bravely decided to sleep out on College Green, in front of Bristol City Council, he has been sleeping there every single night since the 1st of July, for 19 days now, to tell his story openly, without fear or shame, to put it into the hands of the authorities and the British Public, hoping through this peaceful and poignant protest that the long years of waiting and suffering may finally be resolved.
By signing this petition you are showing your support for Ibrahim and for the many other destitute asylum seekers living in limbo, who experience absolute and severe poverty, who have no money and accommodation or the right to work and support themselves. In supporting the motion, we believe that the Council can send a strong message to the UK Government that its inhumane and ineffective policy of forcing people who have been refused asylum into abject poverty onto the streets of our city is unacceptable to the people of Bristol.
We therefore request the President of Ecuador to grant his request for asylum for the sake of truth in an untruthful world.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
End the degrading treatment of Refugees.
Grant asylum to Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia NOW.
Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia are lesbian/gay activists and civil rights leaders from Uganda and Senegal, nations where openly gay people are politically persecuted, imprisoned and murdered for being gay. Tacko, Asuman, Andrew, and Proscovia are seeking political asylum in Britain. Their outspoken and public opposition to the anti-gay political policies of the Ugandan and Senegalese governments means that a decision by the British government to return them to Uganda or Senegal is tantamount to a death sentence.
Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia are members of the Movement for Justice and leaders of the struggles against racism and the scapegoating of refugees and asylum seekers here in Britain. They are also tireless leaders of the struggle for lesbian/gay equality in Britain, Africa and other parts of the world. Both the governments and anti-gay death squads of Uganda and Senegal know their sexual orientation.
Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia have not been granted asylum, even though each of them filed a claim many months ago. Three survived torture; the fourth’s partner was tortured and killed. Living under the constant threat of deportation, never knowing what the next day holds, is an especially excruciating experience for these political asylum seekers.
Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia have not been granted asylum thus far because of their political activism in Britain. All four are members of the Movement for Justice and leaders of the struggles against racism and the scapegoating of refugees and asylum seekers here in Britain. Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia are also tireless leaders of the struggle for lesbian/gay equality in Britain, Africa and other parts of the world. They are precisely the kind of leaders that Britain needs to progress as a society.
Last year Britain co-sponsored a Joint Statement on LGBT Rights by 85 countries at the United Nations, calling on governments like Uganda and Senegal to end the torture of LGBT people, protect their safety and human rights, and stop treating homosexuality as a criminal offence. Granting asylum to Tacko, Asuman, Andrew and Proscovia is an easy, direct and meaningful way for the British government to show that its pious words will be backed by action.
I, ‘Mohammad Ghanbari’ also known as ‘Mohammad Majidi’, was born in Tehran in 1985. While a university student majoring in film, I was forced to escape my homeland due to threats on my life, thus abandoning my educational pursuits.
My activities and responsibilities in the realms of human rights and politics since 2006, and the positions held include:
-Secretary of the student branch of ‘Iran National Unity Front’ (the post of Secretary General of the party was held by Mr. Amir Hosein Heshmatsaran, who was assassinated in the winter of 2009).
-Secretary of the ‘Iranian Students Confederation’, Karaj branch.
-Speaker of the Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners’ Rights.
I had been employed in the film industry. Due to my endeavors for the cause of equal rights between genders and in the pursuit of democratic reforms, I was repeatedly arrested and tortured. The post- election cleansing campaign implemented by the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guard Corps since 2009 has resulted in an utter lack of security for those actively opposed to the despotic ruling regime in Iran. After the assassination of Mr. Heshmatsaran, I was apprehended and threatened by intelligence agents on several occasions, hence my life was clearly in peril. Most recently in the summer of 2011, after agents of the Intelligence Ministry assailed our home to arrest me, fearing execution I was forced to flee my country.
Due to the threats and torture inflicted by the Intelligence apparatus, I have been afflicted with emotional and psychological illness; I was constantly in a state of fear, anxiety, and depression. I was present alongside Mr. Heshmatsaran’s family to retrieve his remains. Moreover, I was present to retrieve the body of Mr. Hosein Razi, from the National Front, who was laid to rest in winter of 2011.
I never had any intention of seeking asylum, as I do love my country. My expatriation and critical condition are sadly the results of a tyrannical government ruling Iran.
I along with other political and human rights activists in Iran did not expect guests when we heard a knock at the door. We lived in constant fear. When we left the house our families worried for our safe return, fearful they might never see us again as we were subject to violent assaults by government thugs. Although I am presently in Turkey, Intelligence Ministry agents have assailed my home in Iran and threatened my family.
Several well-known friends of mine and personalities such as Mr. Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, Peyman Aref, Mehrdad Lohrasbi, Hojjat Bakhtiari, Manoochehr Mohammadi, Amir Abbas Fakhravar, Afshin Baymani, Arjang Davoodi, Naser Mohammadi, Mohammad Mostafaee, and Ms. Shiva Nazar Ahari, Fereshteh Shirazi, Nazanin Afshin Jam, and many others know me and are aware of my activism.
I am hereby pleading for help from all human rights activists and all who value freedom and equality. If I am forcibly repatriated, I shall be sentenced to death. I am in Turkey at the present, living in dire conditions emotionally and otherwise.
Case number : 11C03864-385
Date of Birth : 21 Sep 1985
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Mohammad Ghanbari (Majidi)
Film Maker and Human Rights Activist
"Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world," Mrs Clinton said.
"Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."Reacting angrily to Mrs Clinton's speech, Ugandan presidential adviser John Nagenda told the BBC: "That fellow [Mr Cameron] said the same thing. Now this woman [Clinton] is interfering.
"If the Americans think they can tell us what to do, they can go to hell."
Uganda is a staunch ally of the US, receiving military assistance to fight a local rebel group - the Lord's Resistance Army - and has sent troops to Somalia to fight the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group.
Mr Nagenda said Uganda would continue to co-operate with the US on security and other issues, but added: "If they are childish enough to take away aid, we'll see what we do [in response]."
On 20th November 2006, Mazi Onuigbo participated actively in disrupting the image-laundering project of the Nigerian government called ‘Nigeria Heart of Africa’, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Hall. Till date, the Nigerian government is still looking for the protesters. Mazi King Onuigbo’s participation in that disruption can be viewed via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=f5mNjp-ddvk
And the demonstration at the Nigerian High Commission at Northumberland Street can be seen here:
Furthermore, Mazi Onuigbo is a leader and not an ordinary member of a number of pro-Biafra organizations in the UK. He is the founder of Biafra Peace Movement, a member of Biafra Liberation in Exile (BILIE); the current president of the Good Shepherd Movement and former director of mobilisation Biafra Liberation League/MASSOB INTERNATIONAL.
The Home Office Operational Guidance note 2009 states that, "In the southeast over 600 people were arrested and detained during 2005 on suspicion of being members of MASSOB".
"Demonstrations in September 2005, following Biafra Day on 26 August 2005, claimed a reported 6 lives although other local reports indicated as many as 200 may have been killed by police. Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of the group, was arrested in October 2005 along with 6 of his deputies on treason charges."
"According to MASSOB figures, more than 100 MASSOB supporters were in detention as of March 2006".
“... those that take part in illegal demonstrations or other illegal activities [eg raising the
“Biafra” flag or being in possession of “Biafra” currency] may face arrest and
prosecution for any offences that have been committed"
Stop deporting LGBT activists to persecution and death. Amnesty now for all immigrants – no more second class citizenship.
Proscovia is an open lesbian activist and a member of the Movement for Justice - a leader fighting for the rights and equality of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and for equality for everyone who faces discrimination and injustice. She is a refugee from Uganda where the LGBT community faces constant persecution and lives with the threat of death, where homosexuality is illegal and MPs in the ruling party are proposing a bill that would introduce a death sentence for lesbians & gay men.
Like so many lesbians in nations where homosexuality is persecuted, Proscovia faced intense pressure to conform and to marry; she had to keep her relationships secret and lived in constant fear of discovery.
Proscovia came to Britain after experiencing torture and rape. Now in Britain she is fighting for her right to stay, to be free from persecution and abuse, to live and love openly. She is fighting a Home Office asylum system that refuses to accept the truth about the danger facing LGBT people in Uganda and elsewhere and routinely deports asylum seekers to countries where they face torture or death.
BE at Proscovias hearing Wed 11 April 2012: http://www.facebook.com/events/301712633233655/
Hear Proscovia speak...
Navid should be immediately released from detention and granted political asylum as is his right under international law:
1) Navid has a well-documented history of activism in support of freedom and against the Islamic Republic. He is an activist with Mission Free Iran, an organization that explicitly supports the downfall of the Islamic Republic regime in Iran. Navid has been visibly active organizing against the regime in Sweden, coordinating several demonstrations against the regime. He has also been a prominent defender of the rights of asylum-seekers to asylum, protection, and their right not to be sent back to a regime that is executing people daily.
As is well-known by the Swedish government, anti-regime activists are usually charged with propagating against the regime and moharebeh, which carries the death sentence in Iran.
2) The Islamic Republic considers all Iranian political asylum-seekers to be criminals, deeming their quest for asylum as propagating against the regime. The Islamic Republic has on several occasions declared and applied its intent to prosecute returned political asylum-seekers, on the basis of Article 7 of the Islamic Republic’s Penal Code.
3) It is illegal under international law for any country including Sweden to deport a person who has a legitimate fear of persecution in their home country. It is therefore undeniably illegal under the same international law for the Swedish government to participate in the crime of deporting Navid Mirpourzadeh to Iran, where he will be detained, tortured, and likely executed if he is returned to the bloody hands of the Islamic Republic.
سابقه و هدف (مقدمه) :
این طومار تقاضای توقف فوری تبعید غیر قانونی نوید میرپورزاده (مورد: 112408447)، یک ایرانی پناهجوست که ازتعقیب، شکنجه و آزار توسط جمهوری اسلامی ایران فرار کرده و به کشور سوئد پناه آورده است. در برابر است که بازداشت و شکنجهبرای پی فعالیت های سیاسی خود در ایران است. دولت سوئد، به جای پناهندگی، نوید را بازداشت کرده، و در نظر دارد که در تاریخ 19 اوت 2011 نوید را از کشور سوئد اخراج و تحویل به شکنجه گران جمهوری اسلامی ایران دهد.
تحت قوانین بین المللی، نوید باید فورا از زندان آزاد شده، وحق خود را به عنوان یک پناهنده سیاسی دریافت نماید:
1) نوید دارای سابقه مستند فعالیت علیه جمهوری اسلامی و در حمایت از آزادی است. او یکی از فعالان سازمان Mission Free Iran است که به صراحت از سقوط رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در ایران پشتیبانی می کند. نوید در سازماندهی تظاهرات متعددی در سوئد علیه رژیم ایران نقش فعالی داشته است. او همچنین مدافع برجسته حقوق سایر پناهجویان ایرانی در سوئد بوده است که از فرستادن آنها به ایران، کشوری که هنوز مردم در ان روزانه اعدام میشوند، جلوگیری کند.
همانطور که دولت سوئد به خوبی با این مساله آشناست، فعالان ضد رژیم معمولا با اتهام تبلیغ علیه نظام و محاربه به اعدام محکوم میشوند.
2) از نظر جمهوری اسلامی، همه پناهجویان سیاسی، و آنان که برای پناهندگی خود در خارج از ایران تلاش میکنند، جنایاتکار هستند و به تبلیغ علیه نظام اشتغال دارند و جمهوری اسلامی قصد خود را در مورد چنین اشخاصی صریحا اعلام کرده است که، بر اساس ماده 7 قوانین مجازات جمهوری اسلامی، پناهجویان سیاسی و بازگشتگان تحت تعقیب قرار خواهند گرفت.
3) تحت قوانین بین المللی، این برای هر کشوری، از جمله سوئد، غیرقانونی است که یک پناهنده سیاسی را از کشوری که به آن پناه آورده تبعید کرده، و به کشوری که از آن از ترس آزار و شکنجه فرار نموده است برگردانند! از این رو، تحت قوانین بین المللی، برگرداندن نوید میرپورزاده به ایران برای دولت سوئد نه تنها یک کار غیر قانونی است، بلکه به منظور شرکت در جرم و جنایت بر علیه نوید حساب خواهد شد، چرا که بازگشت نوید به ایران به بازداشت، شکنجه، و به احتمال زیاد به اعدام او بدست خونین جمهوری اسلامی منجر خواهد شد.
Translation to Farsi: Ham Sangar
A few years ago, they fled violence, rape and inevitable female genital mutilation for sanctuary in the UK. Mrs S describes how they finally "felt human" here. They felt free, being able to live their everyday lives without fear.
For more information, please see: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Her-Sanctuary/106049906154255
Please sign our petition to the Home Secretary to simply reconsider their case, asking them to look again at the evidence that we think was unfairly dismissed.
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The deportation of failed Disabled women asylum seekers irrespective of which ever country they belong to should be stopped as it is a straight violation of basic human rights. It is extremely inhuman to send back disabled women asylum seekers as they already have lot to cope with. Rules are for human beings and especially should be in favour of humans for whom life has not been fair.
Imagine a paraplegics life who is being deported and sent back to a country where she may face ill treatment or destitution. Especially disabled women asylum seekers are more vulnerable in their countries due to lack of amenities and possible exploitation by mentally sick and perverted people apart from their possible persecutors.
The inhuman practice or disregard and insensitiveness towards failed disabled woman asylum seekers should be immediately stopped and also their detention. The care of these failed disabled woman asylum seekers should be entrusted to other able bodied asylum seekers (Women) under the community service work . This will greatly reduce the pressure on the system and people from the same backgrounds can also integrate easily reducing the isolation stress. The aim is that we build a much more humane society with decrease in the burden on the present infrastructure and manpower.
UK has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 but in practice it is slipping on the issue of the world's most vulnerable ones- DISABLED WOMEN ASYLUM SEEKERS and especially the ones who have failed. It has been learnt that UKBA ( United Kingdom Border Agency) has shown utter insensitivity towards them.
We urge you to protect the disabled women asylum seekers and not to be deported irrespective of any country they belong to. We request you to undertake this very seriously as the human rights levels in the civilised world are slowly decaying. It is the first world where we need to contain the basic degradation of human rights which goes unnoticed due to the turmoil around the world.
We request you to write and pursue this matter with Mr David Cameron,PM of Uk, Mr. Nick Clegg, Deputy PM of UK and also Ms. Theresa May , Home secretary of state. Infact deportation of Disabled Women Asylum seekers should be stopped worldwide inorder to restore the basic human rights values to the ones who need them the most.
Looking forward to a positive development and a assertive action to stop the deportation of Disabled women asylum seekers.
Thanks and regards,