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.
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.