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Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

Published : 13-06-2019

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ajlani Younes, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, said he was violently beaten by the Turkish police after he refused to be pushed back to Lebanon.

In a video from Istanbul’s new airport, where he has been detained, Mohamed said he was beaten up on his face by Turkish cops after he refused to yield in to a deportation order.

His family has appealed to the Turkish authorities, Palestine Embassy, and human rights organizations in Istanbul to make serious steps in order to release their son and cancel the deportation decision.

Speaking with AGPS by phone a few days earlier, Mohamed’s family said he had left Lebanon through legal routes, via Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut on way to Iraq’s Erbil International Airport. He later attempted to enter Turkey using a fake Iraqi passport.

Mohamed was detained on May 26. The Turkish authorities have threatened to push him back to Erbil or Lebanon.

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Turkish embassies continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria, among other war-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8763

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ajlani Younes, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, said he was violently beaten by the Turkish police after he refused to be pushed back to Lebanon.

In a video from Istanbul’s new airport, where he has been detained, Mohamed said he was beaten up on his face by Turkish cops after he refused to yield in to a deportation order.

His family has appealed to the Turkish authorities, Palestine Embassy, and human rights organizations in Istanbul to make serious steps in order to release their son and cancel the deportation decision.

Speaking with AGPS by phone a few days earlier, Mohamed’s family said he had left Lebanon through legal routes, via Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut on way to Iraq’s Erbil International Airport. He later attempted to enter Turkey using a fake Iraqi passport.

Mohamed was detained on May 26. The Turkish authorities have threatened to push him back to Erbil or Lebanon.

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Turkish embassies continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria, among other war-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8763