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Kenya Airways complicity with the deportation of a refugee to unsafe Sudan/Letter to Kenya Airways

maandag 15 mei 2017
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KENYA AIRWAYS COMPLICITY WITH THEDEPORTATION OF A REFUGEE TO UNSAFE SUDAN/LETTERTO KENYA AIWAYS

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https://www.astridessed.nl/kenya-airways-complicity-with-the-deportation-of-a-refugee-to-unsafe-sudanletter-to-kenya-airways/


TO KENYA  AIRWAYS
 BOARD OF DIRECTORSMANAGEMENT
  URGENT REQUEST TO CANCEL THEDEPORTATION OF A SUDANESE REFUGEEAT TUESDAY 16TH MAY TO KARTHOUM
REASONHAD HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN WAR STRICKENSUDAN AND THE PERSONAL RISKS FOR THE REFUGEEBELONGING TO THE NUBA POPULATION.

   Dear Board of DirectorsDear Management
  I write to you to prevent your complicityto the deportation of a Sudanese refugee because ofthe personal danger he is risking.
 Therefore an urgent appeal to you, not to co operatewith this deportation. Deportation date:16th may 2017Time: 23.10Flight number: KL 4202, to Karthoum, after handing over toyou by KLM, which I also wrote a letter [1]You may NOT cooperate to this deportation, because ofthe extreme human rights situation in Sudan in generaland the risks for this refugee in particular.   
  Hereby I give you the following information:
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN SUDAN/IN GENERAL:
The human rights situation in Sudan is for some decades,very, very bad:
Unfair trialsTortureExtrajudicial executionsSuppression of the freedom of speech [2]
As you'll know, the yearlong conflict in Darfur, with warcrimes, massrapeand ethnic cleansings [3], untill now [4], resulted inan International Criminal Court  warrant against prsident and dictator mr Omar al-Bashir,accused from alleged crimes, warcrimes, crimes against humanityand genocide. [5]
Untill today, this president is not handed over to the InternationalCriminal Court [6],and is continuing his crimes! [7]
It may be obvious, that no refugee should be deported to a country, which so gravely violates human rights.
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION TO BE DEPORTEDREFUGEE/YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Yet apart from this generally dangerous situation,the specific human rights situation of thisrefugee is very urgent! 
Because he belongs to the Nuba population,living in the Nuba Mountains, in South Kordofan.
Those people were and still are the human targets of bombings by the Sudanese military, which caused AND stillcauses many civilian victims. [8]

And of course I don't have to tell you, that military attackson civilians and civilian goals are forbidden, beingwarcrimes. [9]
This must be for you reason enough not to cooperateto the deportation of this refugee to Sudan.

EPILOGUE
I have shown you what you already knew:
The dangerous human rights situation in Sudan,confirmed by human rights organisations Amnesty Internationaland Human Rights Watch. [10]
That the president of Sudan, who is warranteed by the InternationalCriminal Court, is still in function and continues his crimes, provesthe danger of the situation.
Therefore it is your moral duty, NOT to cooperate with the deportation of this refugee.Or to cooperate to the deportation of ANY refugee, to unsafe countries like Sudan.
It is not too late yet!You can still cancel his deportation by not taking him with youto Karthoum!

I hope I can count on your cooperation.

Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam The Netherlands

NOTES


[1]

[TRANSLATION FROM DUTCH]KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A SUDANESEREFUGEE TO UNSAFE SUDAN/LETTER TO KLM

DUTCHKLM MEDEPLICHTIGHEID AAN DE UITZETTING VAN EEN VLUCHTELING NAAR ONVEILIG SOEDAN/BRIEF AAN KLMASTRID ESSED15 MEI 2017
https://www.astridessed.nl/klm -medeplichtigheid-aan-de-uitze tting-van-een-vluchteling-naar -onveilig-soedanbrief-aan-klm/


[2]


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN: END UNFAIR TRIALS  https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/ 06/25/sudan-end-unfair-trialsHUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSTUDENTS, ACTIVISTS, AT RISK OF TORTURE25 MAY 2016https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/ 05/25/sudan-students-activists -risk-torture    AMNESTY INTERNATIONALSUDAN STATE SPONSORED ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OFEXPRESSION AROUND ELECTIONS23 APRIL 2015 https://www.amnesty.org/en/pre ss-releases/2015/04/sudan-stat e-sponsored-assault-on-freedom -of-expression-around-election s/  THE GUARDIANSUDAN’S MEDIA IS BEING SUPPRESSED ON SECESSION  https://www.theguardian.com/co mmentisfree/libertycentral/201 0/jul/10/sudan-media-suppresse d-secession-referendum


[3]

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH MEN WITH NO MERCYRAPID SUPPORT FORCES ATTACKS AGAINSTCIVILIANS IN DARFUR, SUDAN9 SEPTEMBER 2015
  https://www.hrw.org/report/201 5/09/09/men-no-mercy/rapid-sup port-forces-attacks-against-ci vilians-darfur-sudan
  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHQ & A: CRISIS IN DARFUR
 https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/ 04/25/q-crisis-darfur  
 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN: MASS RAPE BY ARMY IN DARFUR11 FEBRUARY 2015
 https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/ 02/11/sudan-mass-rape-army-dar fur  UITPERS.BEDE HUMANITAIRE CRISIS IN DARFOER GEZIEN TEGEN HETLICHT VAN DE INTERNATIONALE POLITIEKASTRID ESSEDSEPTEMBER 2004
  http://www.uitpers.be/BUP/arch ief/printartikel.php?id=849


[4]

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHDISPATCHES: INACTION ON DARFUR, AGAIN17 FEBRUARY 2016
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/ 02/17/dispatches-inaction-darf ur-again
  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN: MASS RAPE BY ARMY IN DARFUR11 FEBRUARY 2015
 https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/ 02/11/sudan-mass-rape-army-dar fur
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN: SPECIAL FORCES RAMPAGES IN DARFUR9 SEPTEMBER 2015
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/ 09/09/sudan-special-force-ramp ages-darfur
   HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHUN SHOULD END SILENCE ON RIGHTS ABUSES21 AUGUST 2014
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/ 08/21/darfur-un-should-end-sil ence-rights-abuses


[5]


ICCAL BASHIR CASE
  https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur /albashir
 ICCTHE PROSECUTOR V OMAR BASHIRALLEGED CRIMES [NON-EXHASUTIVE LIST]
  https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur /albashir/pages/alleged-crimes .aspx
  ”On 14 July 2008, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, alleged that al-Bashir bore individual criminal responsibility for genocidec rimes against humanity, and war crimes committed since 2003 in Darfur.[17] The prosecutor accused al-Bashir of having “masterminded and implemented” a plan to destroy the three main ethnic groups—FurMasalit, and Zaghawa—with a campaign of murder, rape, and deportation.”  WIKIPEDIAINDICTMENT BY THE ICC  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Omar_al-Bashir#Indictment_by_t he_ICC  BRON WIKIPEDIAOMAR AL BASHIR  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Omar_al-Bashir



[6]


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHJORDAN: ARREST SUDAN’S BASHIR28 MARCH 2017
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/ 03/28/jordan-arrest-sudans-bas hir


[7]

”The human rights situation has not improved. Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and aligned forces, notably the newly created Rapid Support Forces, have continued to attack civilians in Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile with utter impunity.  National security agents engage in entrenched patterns of repression, targeting civil society leaders, human rights activists, and students for harassment, arbitrary detentions, and torture; restricting civil society organizations and independent media; and using lethal force to disperse protesters, killing hundreds in broad daylight.”
   HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH’HUMAN RIGHTS BENCHMARKS FOR SUDAN3 MAY 2017
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/ 05/03/human-rights-benchmarks- sudan





[8]



”The human rights situation has not improved. Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and aligned forces, notably the newly created Rapid Support Forces, have continued to attack civilians in Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile with utter impunity. ”    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH’HUMAN RIGHTS BENCHMARKS FOR SUDAN3 MAY 2017
  https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/ 05/03/human-rights-benchmarks- sudan   
”Armed conflicts persisted in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, leading to civilian casualties and widespread disruption and hardship.”  AMNESTY INTERNATIONALANNUAL REPORTSUDAN 2016/2017  https://www.amnesty.org/en/cou ntries/africa/sudan/report-sud an/



[9]


7 – Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order tospare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be theobject of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.”
    ARTICLE 7    BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIANLAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS
  https://www.icrc.org/eng/resou rces/documents/misc/basic-rule s-ihl-311288.htm



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