“Home Office must stop sending our brothers and sisters to the killer regime” 19th March 2009: The Congolese communities in the UK are holding a demo against deportations to DR Congo. The demo will take place on Saturday 21st March in Manchester.
The organizers of the demo say that it is extremely dangerous to deport failed asylum seekers to the DR Congo because of the country’s poor human rights records. They say that many who have been deported in the past are being detained by the country’s secret service while others have had to pay bribes in order to be released.
There are also returned failed asylum seekers who have had to escape to the neighbouring countries such as Congo Brazzaville and Angola.
“The Home Office must stop sending our brothers and sisters to the killer regime,” the organizers say, appealing to all to “Demonstrate with us to protest against deportations to a country that has never truly known independence.”
The demo has been organized by: Congo Support Project, Congo Action Group, UDPS, APARECO, BUNDU DIA KONGO, Supported by: Refugee & Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research (RAPAR), NCADC, Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST), RESPECT, Green Party, Manchester Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers (MCDAS), and the Greater Manchester Campaign Against Climate Change.
Demo against deportations to DR Congo
Saturday 21st March 2009
Starting from: All Saint Building opposite student union Oxford Road
Ending at: Peace Gardens
For further information, please contact:
John Kalubi on Tel 079 6061 7309 or 079 0339 0746;
Innocent Empi on Tel 079 3964 3084;
Sabin Kaleta on Tel 079 0392 8616;
Richard Biladi on Tel 078 4256 7326.