Coalition to stop deportations to Iraq

Coalition to stop deportations to Iraq

Written by: Harmit Athwal

A recent conference called by a coalition of groups and organisations against the deportation of asylum seekers to Iraq, called on the government to stop deportations.

It also wants the government to grant protection to all Iraqi asylum seekers and recognise them as victims of war and allow them the right to work or to receive a decent level of benefit. The release of the remaining Iraqi asylum seekers held in detention is a further demand.

Dashty Jamal of the Federation of Iraqi Refugees told IRR News: ‘We want to build an alliance not only against the policy of deporting refugees to their native country, against detention centres and racism, but also to achieve refugees’ rights, including the right to settle in a safe place, to enjoy universal basic human rights, to create a humane future for all those people who have fled wars and oppressive regimes in their native countries.’

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Download the conference resolution (word file, 30kb)

Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq

For more information on the Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq contact: Sarah Parker on 020 8809 0633 or email: International Federation of Iraqi Refugees - Dashty Jamal on 07734 704 742 or email: Federation of Iraqi Refugees - Manchester - Burhan Fatah on 07866 757 213/ 0161 234 2784 or email: Nottingham - Jasm Ghafor on 07739 338 178 or email:

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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