15 May 2015
today said authorities must ensure that all detained persons are enabled to
both contact their lawyers and challenge the detention and orders for
Research and Advocacy director for Amnesty
International Africa, Netsanet Baley said Amnesty International is urgently
calling on South African police and immigration officials to fully and
immediately comply with the high court order not to deport hundreds of refugees
and migrants arrested under the Fiela operation immediately.
Baley said we are extremely concerned about the
on-going outrageous violation against the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and
migrants in South Africa.
Baley said we are extremely disturbed that this comes
at a time when many are still caught up in the trauma of what happened in the
past few weeks of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.
Labels: Amnesty International- South Africa disturbed by orders for deportation of refugees