Rappelons-nous une expulsion collective dans un Etat en guerre, où les violations du droit international humanitaire et du droit international des droits humains sont légion et dont le Président fait l’objet d’un mandat d’arrêt par la Cour pénale internationale. Nous sommes dans un mouvement d’enchaînements réciproques d’inhumanités.
ITALY has started to send migrants back to Sudan on specially chartered flights, with 48 already deported.
Italy has started to send migrants to Sudan on chartered EgyptAir flights
Sudanese and Italian authorities are working together to tackle the migrant crisis.
Some 48 people in Ventimiglia have been deported as human rights organisations protest against the move.
The migrants, who were hoping to cross the Italian border into France, were flown to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on a chartered EgyptAir flight.
The deportation, the first of its kind in Italy, has been met with outrage.
Speaking to local media, protesters said: « We knew well two of the guys that were on that plane.
« Until yesterday they were in the Red Cross centre, they felt safe and they were preparing everything to ask for asylum.”
Alessandra Ballerini, a lawyer in Caritas Ventimiglia and expert in immigration law, said: « This is a mass deportation to a country where fundamental rights are violated and where their lives are in danger.
“With this operation, our country becomes an accomplice.”
In 2015, 60 per cent of Sudanese asylum seekers were granted humanitarian protection in Italy.
Boatloads of migrants have attempted to reach southern Europe
Migrants have sparked protests in Ventimiglia
A team of Sudanese officials have been sent to the Italian-French border to identify migrants to be repatriated.
Amnesty International says human rights abuses have taken place during conflicts in Sudan.
President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is wanted for war crimes
“Armed conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states continued to cause mass displacement and civilian casualties; human rights abuses were perpetrated by all parties to these conflicts.
“Government forces destroyed civilian buildings, including schools, hospitals and clinics in conflict areas, and obstructed humanitarian access to civilians needing support because of the ongoing hostilities.”
Katie Mansfield, August 25, 2016