British government sends refugees to deathly Iraq

This video from the USA is called Stop the Funding of the [Iraq] War!

Iraq Still for Sale: here.

From British daily The Guardian:

Iraqi asylum seekers given deadline to go home or face destitution in UK

· Government says country is now safe despite conflict
· Three weeks for 1,400 to join return programme

Alan Travis, home affairs editor

Thursday March 13 2008

More than 1,400 rejected Iraqi asylum seekers are to be told they must go home or face destitution in Britain as the government considers Iraq safe enough to return them, according to leaked Home Office correspondence seen by the Guardian.

The Iraqis involved are to be told that unless they sign up for a voluntary return programme to Iraq within three weeks, they face being made homeless and losing state support. They will also be asked to sign a waiver agreeing the government will take no responsibility for what happens to them or their families once they return to Iraqi territory.

The decision by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to declare that it is safe to send asylum seekers back to Iraq comes after more than 78 people have been killed in incidents across Iraq since last Sunday.

And over one million Iraqis have been killed since Bush invaded in 2003.

Also, the US and British (and Dutch) governments consider the government of Iran bad enough to maybe start another war there, on top of the Iraq war. At the same time, however, like Iraq, they miraculously consider Iran to be ‘safe’: even for gay people. From Associated Press:

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Netherlands’ highest court on Tuesday rejected a gay Iranian’s last-ditch appeal to avoid deportation to Britain, where he fears authorities will send him back to Tehran and possible execution.

Mehdi Kazemi, 19, traveled to Britain to study in 2005 and applied there for asylum after learning that his male lover in Iran had been executed for sodomy. After British authorities rejected Kazemi’s application, he fled and applied for asylum in the Netherlands.

Action to defend Mehdi Kazemi March 22nd, London: here.

See also here.

3 thoughts on “British government sends refugees to deathly Iraq

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