500 signatures reached
To: Home Secretary Theresa May
Stop Unlawfully Deporting People to Afghanistan
Halt all deportations to Afghanistan whilst it is officially deemed unsafe by the Afghanistan government and while such deportations are deemed a breach of MoUs.
Why is this important?
Afghan government minister, Mr. Hussain Alami Balkhi, has stated that returned refugees will not be accepted and will be turned away at the airport. Despite this warning, the UK government is still willing to waste thousands of taxpayers money, with an average charter flight costing £218,617, and the government having spent nearly £4m on deportations to Afghanistan in 2011/2.
On 10th March 2015 the Home Office sadly went ahead with the deportation of 32 people to Afghanistan. However, 20 people were taken off the flight though, including Sherdil, Shafiq and Izatullah.
We would like to continue collecting signatures to show opposition to further deportations whilst Afghanistan remains unsafe. We have more time now to really build our opposition- if we collect 100,000 signatures, the issue will have to be put forward for discussion in Parliament.