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KLM complicity with the deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Letter to KLM

zondag 6 januari 2019
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KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE SUDAN/LETTER TO KLM  

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https://www.astridessed.nl/klm-complicity-with-the-deportation-of-ezzedine-mehimmid-to-unsafe-sudan-letter-to-klm/

TO KLM  BOARD OF DIRECTORSMANAGEMENT
Subject:
Your complicity with the deportation of therefugee mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid to unsafeSudan
Dear Board of DirectorsDear Management
You have started the New Year with a crime!Because you have collaborated with the deportation of the Sudanese refugee mr Ezzedine Ramahtallah Mehimmid [from now mentioned as Mehimmid] to one of the most unsafecountries, Sudan.
To fresh your memory:
Yesterday, 5 januaryTime: 12.00 [afternoon]Flightnumber: KL 565
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Mr Mehimmid, whose deportation you have executed, comesoriginally from Darfur and therefore he has every reason tofear for his life or at least for his safety.
You know, in each case you are supposed to know, that Darfuris a war stricken regio and that the Sudanese president Omar Bashirnot only is a diehard dictator since 1989, but also has madehimself guilty to serious warcrimes [1] and still does! [2]
See the information under note 2, but also the Amnmbtsberichtfrom the Government, under ''Human Rights'', pages 35 until 74[3].Clear enough!
Therefore it is a very great risk to send a refugee back to Sudanand therefore I also wrote the Secretary of State from the Departmentof Justice and Safety, mr Harbers, who is head responsiblefor the Dutch asylum policy. [4]
But you, Director and Management of KLM, are responsible too,because you are collaborating with the Dutch asylum policy by transporting the refugees and therefore Mehimmid is actually deported!

Not only you.Kenya Airways, the aircompany which was supposedto do the last part of the deportation to Sudan, isresponsible too.I wrote this company also with the request, not to transportmr Mehimmid to Sudan [I hope they have nottransported him!] [5]
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPLICITY
In the past I wrote you several times about your dirty collaboration and complicity [6][Because dirty is what it is: deportation of refugees to unsafe countries]
IF you reacted [what was not often the case], then again and againyou wrote that you did the deportation ''on orders of theauthorities'' 
Well, dear Duirector and Management´´at order of the authorities´´is no argument, because ''Befehl ist Befehl'' is no valid anymoresince the Nuremberg trials! [7]
In your reaction on an earlier letter from me about thedeportation of a Somalian refugee you tried to dismiss yourresponsibility by writing, that it is ''not unusual'' that aircraft companies transportpassengers on the orders of the authorities'''[8]
Well, dear Director and Management, what is ''not unusual''needs not to be right:You justy make the impression, to be ''just the transporter''without a will of his/her own, only acting ''on ordersof the authorities''
UTTER NONSENSE It´s your own company policy and choice, to cooperatewith the government policy of deportations or not!So you are co responsible, might the refugee be harmedafter deportation!
CONCLUSION:
Your collaboration with the deportration of Mehimmidonly shows again your dirty role of complice with the Dutchinhumane asylum policy!
You can't look yourself in the eyes and deny that!
Therefore I DEMAND from you, that you are not coopeatingagain with the deportation policy of the Dutch government.
When you do, you will face the consequences.
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Florijn 4441102 BA Amsterdam

NOTES

1]
”In Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other government-aligned forces attacked civilians. Sudan failed to provide accountability for serious crimes committed during the conflicts, or other serious human rights violations. ”
 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN/EVENTS OF 2017
  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/sudan


[2]

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 WATCHHUMAN RIGHTS BENCHMARKS FOR SUDANEIGHT WAYS TO MEASURE PROGRESS
    https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/05/03/human-rights-benchmarks-sudan
   HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHMEN WITH NO MERCYRAPID SUPPORT FORCES ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIAN INDARFUR, SUDAN
   https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/09/09/men-no-mercy/rapid-support-forces-attacks-against-civilians-darfur-sudan


[3]
AMBTSBERICHT OF THE DUTCH GOVERNMENTREGARDING REFUGEESABOUT SUDAN

RIJKSOVERHEIDALGEMEEN AMBTSBERICJHT SUDAN 2017  https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/ambtsberichten/2017/06/20/algemeen-ambtsbericht-sudan-2017


[4]
ABOUT  HARBERS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Harbers

LETTER TO HARBERS:
TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH:
STATE SECRETARY HARBERS AND HIS RESPONSIBILITYFOR THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID/LETTERTO HARBERSASTRID ESSED6 JANUARY 2019
LETTER IS IN DUTCH:
STAATSSECRETARIS HARBERS EN ZIJN VERANTWOORDELIJKHEIDVOOR DE DEPORTATIE VAN EZZEDINE MEHIMMID/BRIEFAAN HARBERSASTRID ESSED6 JANUARI 2019
 https://www.astridessed.nl/staatssecretaris-harbers-en-zijn-verantwoordelijkheid-voor-de-deportatie-van-ezzedine-mehimmid-brief-aan-harbers/

[5]


URGENT REQUEST/KENYA AIRWAYS, STOP THE DEPORTATIONOF MR MEHIMMID TO DANGEROUS SUDAN/LETTER TOKENYA AIRWAYSASTRID ESSED5 JANUARI 2019 https://www.astridessed.nl/urgent-request-kenya-airways-stop-the-deportation-of-mr-mehimmid-to-dangerous-sudan-letter-to-keny-airways/


[6]

https://www.astridessed.nl/?s=klm


[7]

“The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him”.This principle could be paraphrased as follows: “It is not an acceptable excuse to say ‘I was just following my superior’s orders’”.”     WIKIPEDIANUREMBERG PRINCIPLES/PRINCIPLE IV
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Nuremberg_principles# Principle_IV ORIGINAL SOURCE WIKIPEDIANUREMBERG PRINCIPLES
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Nuremberg_principles

[8]
(TRANSLATION IN ENGLISHREACTION KLM
 Dear Mrs Essed, Thank you very much for your message.We appreciate your concern. Out of privacy and security reasonswe can´t confirm, whether this person is travelling with us.However, it´s not unusual, that aircraft companies transportpassengers at order of the authorities.KLM forms no execption.For questions and remarks concerning government policywe refer to the authorities.Further I will not react on the content of your mail.I trust to have informed you rightly. Kind greetings PASSENGER BUSINESSMw. T.van der Linde
Customer Care
KLM Nederland  See
  (ENGLISH TRANSLATIONKLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A REFUGEE TOUNSAFE SOMALIA/REACTION ON LETTER KLM)
 KLM MEDEPLICHTIGHEID AAN UITZETTING VLUCHTELING NAAR ONVEILIGSOMALIE/REACTIE OP BRIEF KLM
ASTRID ESSED
    https://www.astridessed.nl/ klm- medeplichtigheid-aan- uitzetting-somalische- vluchtelingreactie-op-brief- klm-2/
    REACTIE KLM Onze referentie:6397669001
Geachte mevrouw Essed,
Vriendelijk dank voor uw bericht. We waarderen uw bezorgdheid. Vanwege privacy en veiligheidsredenen kunnen we niet bevestigen dat deze persoon met ons reist. Het is overigens niet ongebruikelijk dat luchtvaartmaatschappijen in opdracht van de autoriteiten passagiers vervoeren. KLM is daar geen uitzondering op. Voor vragen en opmerkingen over het overheidsbeleid verwijzen we naar de autoriteiten.
Verder zal ik niet inhoudelijk ingaan op uw email.
Ik vertrouw erop u hiermee voldoende geïnformeerd te hebben.
Met vriendelijke groet,
PASSENGER BUSINESS Mw. T.van der Linde
Customer Care
KLM Nederland
   SEE
  KLM MEDEPLICHTIGHEID AAN UITZETTING VLUCHTELING NAAR ONVEILIGSOMALIE/REACTIE OP BRIEF KLMASTRID ESSED
TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH''KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A REFUGEE TOUNSAFE SOMALIA/REACTION ON LETTER KLM''



    https://www.astridessed.nl/ klm- medeplichtigheid-aan- uitzetting-somalische- vluchtelingreactie-op-brief- klm-2/
THE ORIGINAL LETTER ON WHICH KLM REACTED WAS
KLM MEDEPLICHTIGHEID AAN UITZETTING VLUCHTELING NAAR ONVEILIGSOMALIEASTRID ESSED
TITLE TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH'KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A REFUGEE TOUNSAFE SOMALIA
LETTER IN DUTCH

https://www.astridessed.nl/medeplichtigheid-klm-aan-uitzetting-somalische-vluchteling-naar-onveilig-somalie/