It is the tenth day after the arrest of 30-year-old graduate student at the Jagiellonian University Ameer Alkhawlany by the Border Guard. Under charge of endangering the safety of Poland,  security officials want to deport him to Iraq. Neither Ameer Alkhawlany nor his defenders know the reasons for this decision. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is outraged.

30-year-old Ameer Alkhawlany, an Iraqi student at the Jagiellonian University, was detained by the Border Guard on Monday, October 3rd. Later that same day, the court decided to place him in a detention center for foreigners in Przemysl.

Ameer was legally in Poland and had a temporary residence permit. The reason for his arrest by request of the head of the Internal Security Agency to the commander of the Carpathian Border Guard, because his behavior was dangerous to the security of the country. It is not known what that is exactly because the materials are confidential. Ameer is facing deportation from Poland.

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In the Helsinki’s Foundation for Human Rights view, restrictions on the rights of foreigners in such situations are disproportionate. The need to ensure the security of the state, of course, is not questioned. However, there should be a solution that maintains the public interest but would give a foreigner the opportunity to present arguments against being recognized as a threat to the safety of and expulsion from Poland.

“The provisions of Polish national law do not provide solutions for a foreigner to defend themselves when the decision of obligation to return has been issued on the basis of undisclosed circumstances. This raises doubts as to the compatibility of the Polish Constitution, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.”  said Jacek Bialas, HFHR lawyer 
Additionally, in the opinion of the Foundation, Ameer’s deportation to Iraq could “endanger him to human rights violations in connection with the crisis situation in Iraq.”
“UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked to stop the expulsion of foreigners to Iraq until the situation in this country does not improve.” – quote from HFHR position.
On Thursday, at the Collegium Novum at 16:00 there will be another picket of solidarity with Ameer.

Comments (2)

  • Jeyson

    Poland is still par of the called “third world”… actions like this without provide any valid reason for a deportation is similar to situations in countries like Congo, Argelia, etc.

    Poland is part of the EU and has to respecto humans rights… if Poland not respect must yo leave inmediately the EU.

    There are a lot of Polish in countries of the EU and maybe they should be deportated to Poland, like this guy, as they create ghettos of Polish people.

    Poland does not respect anything and the EU will not give more money to the sewer called Poland. Poland is a shit and I am happy that the people in England make the life impossible to the fuck polish there…

  • Jeyson anguero

    Poland is still par of the called “third world”… actions like this without provide any valid reason for a deportation is similar to situations in countries like Congo, Argelia, etc.

    Poland is part of the EU and has to respecto humans rights… if Poland not respect must yo leave inmediately the EU.

    There are a lot of Polish in countries of the EU and maybe they should be deportated to Poland, like this guy, as they create ghettos of Polish people.

    Poland does not respect anything and the EU will not give more money to the sewer called Poland. Poland is a shit and I am happy that the people in England make the life impossible to the fuck polish there…

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