Urgent : Bita Ghaedi en grève de la faim et de la soif

20 04 2010

IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women Right Organisation) a soutenu Bita qui est sérieusement menacée de tomber victime d’un crime « d’honneur » si elle retourne en Iran. Bita vient d’une famille très traditionnelle dans une région où les crimes « d’honneur » sont fréquents et où les assassins n’ont que rarement à faire face à de véritables répercussions pour leurs crimes. Si elle est expulsée, elle sera sans ressource et sans protection.

Elle est menacée d’expulsion vers l’Iran le 20 avril à 19 heures heure locale  !!

La NCADC (National Coalition of  Anti-Deportation Campaigns, Coalition Nationale des Campagnes Contre les Expulsions) indique :

« Je me sens comme si ma vie allait finir. Je suis tellement terrifiée. Je ne peux pas dormir la nuit, je pense que le service de l’immigration va venir à tout moment pour m’emmener » (Bita Ghaedi).

Bita Ghaedi de Whetstone, Angleterre, s’est mise en grève de la faim parce qu’elle est terrifiée d’être torturée et assassinée si elle est forcée de retourner en Iran. L’asile lui a été refusé et on lui a dit qu’elle serait expulsée.

Depuis son arrivée à Londres, elle a dû subir le traumatisme de l’incarcération à la prison pour femmes d’Holloway, et a été à deux reprises détenue au centre de rétention de Yarl’s Wood.

Cette femme de 34 ans a subi les coups et la torture psychologique de la part de sa famille et elle serait pourchassée et assassinée par son père, son frère et son oncle si elle devait retourner en Iran.

Le 19 avril, le site de la NCADC indique qu’elle est en grève totale de la faim et de la soif.

La NCADC appelle à envoyer des messages de protestation pour s’opposer à son expulsion au Home Office (service de l’immigration britannique) ainsi qu’à la compagnie aérienne BMI pour demander qu’elle ne soit pas acceptée comme passager :

  • Home Office :

Alan Johnson MP (Home Secretary) –
Fax: 020 8760 3132
(00 44 20 8760 3132 pour des fax hors de la Grande-Bretagne)
Email: UKBApublicenquiries@UKBA.gsi.gov.uk
CITTO@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Privateoffice.external@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Lettre type à envoyer (en anglais) :

Rt. Hon Alan Johnson, MP
Secretary of State for the Home Office,
2 Marsham St London SW1 4DF
Fax: 020 8760 3132

Dear Mr Johnson,

Re: Bita Ghaedi HO Ref G1149090/5

I am writing in regards to Bita Ghaedi who is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Iran on Tuesday 20th April 2010 on BMI flight BD931 at 19.00. I have looked at Bita’s case and I am shocked the UK government is attempting to deport her as this would surely violate her human rights.

I would urge you to look more closely at this case and overturn the decision to remove. It is unbelievable that this woman is to be forcibly removed and handed over to the authorities of the regime in Tehran.

Bita Ghaedi is a member of the British PMOI (Peoples Mojehadin of Iran) aka the NCRI (National Council for the Resistance of Iran). She has been campaigning in the UK on behalf of the PMOI to bring attention to political prisoners and execution victims in Iran during the recent pro-democracy unrest. The Iranian regime is currently engaged in the violent hunting down of PMOI within Iran. In just the last week, the NCRI have reported that 15 prisoners have been hanged in four days in two cities in Iran.

Bita fled Iran to the UK in 2007 after enduring beatings and mental torture at the hands of her family. If forced to return to Iran she could be hunted down and killed by her father, brother and uncle who will want to appease their sense of honour that their daughter refused to remain inside Iran in a miserable marriage that was forced upon her.

Bita has been an active member of the UK community since her arrival in 2007. Aside from peaceful campaigning, she has married in the UK and she is а professional IT technician and teacher.

We ask you to ensure that Bita Ghaedi remains in the UK. Despite the extreme risk that Bita faces because of her peaceful participation in campaigning within the UK and the dangers that await her at the hands of her male family members, Bita has now been told by the UK Border Agency that her application to remain in the UK is ‘without merit’.

There is extreme concern of the community that the Home Office is returning vulnerable people to Iran when the documented experiences of those previously removed demonstrate that they have been subjected to further abuse by the authorities. On 9 March 2010 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that deporting an Iranian asylum seeker from Sweden would expose him to inhuman and degrading treatment and thus would violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The judges ruled that he would possibly be “detained and ill-treated” if returned, risking a repeat of the torture he had previously suffered. The judges also observed that “several organisations reporting on the situation in Iran noted an increase in human rights violations in the country after the 2009 elections, including excessive police force, arbitrary arrests, killings, ill-treatment of detainees and the use of torture to obtain confessions. » For example, see this report from Amnesty International on 30 March 2010: http://bit.ly/9vrrZz

Many people have signed an online petition in support of Bita: http://bit.ly/bita_petition. There is a protest on the streets of London today, thousands of emails and messages of protest are circulating around the world wide web. I am now urging you as Home Secretary to stop this forced removal release Bita from detention, and grant her sanctuary in the UK.

Yours sincerely,

Nom – Prénom – Adresse – Ville – Organisation – Date

  • Direction de la Compagnie Aérienne BMI

Wolfang Prock-Schauer
BMI Chief Executive
Fax: 01332 854875
Fax (hors de Grande-Bretagne) : +44 1332 854875
Des réclamations peuvent aussi être laissées à cette adresse : http://bit.ly/90Nswp (relation clients de BMI)

Lettre-type (en anglais) :
Wolfang Prock-Schauer
BMI Chief Executive
Donnington Hall
Castle Donnington
Derby, DE74 2SB

Fax: 01332 854875
Fax from outside UK: +44 1332 854875

Dear Mr Prock-Schauer

I am writing in regards to Bita Ghaedi who is due to be forcibly removed from UK to Iran on Tuesday 20th April 2010 on BMI flight BD931 at 19.00. Home Office reference number is G1149090/5.

Having looked at Bita’s case I am shocked the UK government is attempting to deport her as it would surely be а violation of her human rights. I am also shocked that BMI would accept a passenger who is ill from hunger strike, and being taken against her will to certain imprisonment and torture at the hands of the regime in Iran.

Bita fled Iran to the UK in 2007 after enduring beatings and mental torture at the hands of her family. If forced to return to Iran she could be hunted down and killed by her father, brother and uncle who will want to appease their sense of honour that their daughter refused to remain inside Iran in a miserable marriage that was forced upon her.

In the UK Bita has become a member of the British PMOI (Peoples Mojehadin of Iran) aka the NCRI (National Council for the Resistance of Iran). She has been campaigning in the UK on behalf of the PMOI to bring attention to political prisoners and execution victims in Iran during the recent pro-democracy unrest. The Iranian regime is currently engaged in the violent hunting down of PMOI within the domestic Iran. In just the last week, the NCRI have reported that 15 prisoners have been hanged in four days in two cities in Iran.

Bita is extremely distressed about being returned to her country and has been on hunger strike, not taking food or water, while in detention in Yarl’s Wood because she is terrified of being tortured and killed if she is forced to return to Iran either at the hands of her family or the government.

On 9 March 2010 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that deporting an Iranian asylum seeker from Sweden would expose him to inhuman and degrading treatment and thus would violate Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The judges ruled that he would possibly be “detained and ill-treated” if returned, risking a repeat of the torture he had previously suffered. The judges also observed that “several organisations reporting on the situation in Iran noted an increase in human rights violations in the country after the 2009 elections, including excessive police force, arbitrary arrests, killings, ill-treatment of detainees and the use of torture to obtain confessions. » For more on the current situation, see this report from Amnesty International on 30 March 2010: http://bit.ly/9vrrZz

Bita has been an active member of the UK community since her arrival in 2007. Aside from peaceful campaigning, she has married in the UK and she is а professional IT technician and teacher.

I am requesting that you exercise your compassion and use your powers to refuse to accept this passenger. BMI should refrain from the business of carrying passengers who are not physically or mentally fit for long-haul travel and who face imminent life threatening danger upon being forcibly returned to а country. The authorities in Iran cannot promise to protect Bita from her male family members or the government. Therefore, making her fly is а callous disregard for her Human Rights. It is regrettable that an airline should co-operate in the forced removal of such individuals to danger.

I am not alone in my support of Bita, but am in solidarity with thousands of others who are campaigning to stop this flight.

Yours sincerely

Nom – Adresse – Ville et Code Postal

Voir la traduction française.

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