About mobilizations against deportations the two last weeks in Brest …
- On Saturday June 10that 11am, Place de la Liberté, there was a meeting in Brest, initied by Mouvement Zéro personne à la rue, against deportations and Dublin regulations.
- Monday June 12th, another call was made to gather day and night until the deportations of 7 people (5 to Soudan via Italy, 1 to Somalia via Danemark and 1 to Ethiopia via Germany), with flights on June 13th and 14th at 6.15am from Brest, are being canceled. On the morning the mayor of Brest refused to meet the people concerned who came to ask protection of the municipality. The 7 deportations have been halted for different reasons and because of solidarity actions!
- There was a meeting saturday June 17th at 12pm after a new wave of 12 flights to deport on Dublin regulation again.
- On Monday June 19th, people gathered starting at 5pm in solidarity with Mohamed a journalist coming from Somalia which deportation have been prevent tuesday June 13th for health reasons. Mohamed had received a second flight ticket for last tuesday to Danemark, known for deporting almost systematically people to their original countries like Somalia. He is ”prosecuted and endangered in Somalia both by the government and the opponents because of his journalistic activities.
He first asked asylum in Danemark in 2014 but was twice refused. Endangered by danish autorities he moved to France.
An article shared by Reporter Without Borders (that was censured) shows how dangerous Somalia is for journalists. https://rsf.org/fr/somalie ” –
Mouvement Zéro personne à la rue Brest sur Facebook
Journalist unions also ask France to counter this deportation. (see here)
His deportation finally didn’t happen. He entered in the airport surrounded by a solidarity group that alerted with passengers and crew members. There was police but finally the plane left without him abroad.