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Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Detained at Erbil Airport

Published : 25-06-2019

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Detained at Erbil Airport

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fadi Khaled Nasrullah, from Yarmouk Camp, along with his wife and two children continue to launch cries for help as they have been detained at Erbil International Airport, the main airport of Erbil city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after they were deported by the Turkish police.

Authorities have threatened to push them back to Lebanon before being deported to Syria.

In appeals emailed to AGPS, the family, detained at the airport for the second day running, called on the concerned human rights bodies, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Palestinian factions to take urgent steps in order to pressurize the Kurdistan authorities to backtrack on the refoulement decision.

Speaking with AGPS by phone, the wife, Myriam Ibrahim, said her family legally left Lebanon from Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut on way to Erbil city, where they stayed for one week before they attempted to illegally reach Turkey by means of a transit visa. Shortly after they landed at Istanbul Airport, they were caught by the Turkish authorities on June 21, 2019, and detained for one day, before they were pushed back to Erbil, where authorities threatened to forcibly deport them to Lebanon.

The wife added that the family has lost all of its belongings and property in the Syrian warfare and that any attempt to force them back to Syria will make their situation far worse.

The wife, who took shelter in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, before she headed along with her husband to the southern Lebanese city of Sidon in 2013, fleeing the fierce shootouts, had gone through unbearable moments in Lebanon as a result of the price leap and lack of access to the Labor market.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8814

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fadi Khaled Nasrullah, from Yarmouk Camp, along with his wife and two children continue to launch cries for help as they have been detained at Erbil International Airport, the main airport of Erbil city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after they were deported by the Turkish police.

Authorities have threatened to push them back to Lebanon before being deported to Syria.

In appeals emailed to AGPS, the family, detained at the airport for the second day running, called on the concerned human rights bodies, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Palestinian factions to take urgent steps in order to pressurize the Kurdistan authorities to backtrack on the refoulement decision.

Speaking with AGPS by phone, the wife, Myriam Ibrahim, said her family legally left Lebanon from Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut on way to Erbil city, where they stayed for one week before they attempted to illegally reach Turkey by means of a transit visa. Shortly after they landed at Istanbul Airport, they were caught by the Turkish authorities on June 21, 2019, and detained for one day, before they were pushed back to Erbil, where authorities threatened to forcibly deport them to Lebanon.

The wife added that the family has lost all of its belongings and property in the Syrian warfare and that any attempt to force them back to Syria will make their situation far worse.

The wife, who took shelter in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, before she headed along with her husband to the southern Lebanese city of Sidon in 2013, fleeing the fierce shootouts, had gone through unbearable moments in Lebanon as a result of the price leap and lack of access to the Labor market.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8814