12-01-07

Mensensmokkel

Nu de Brusselse rechtbank net een bende mensensmokkelaars veroordeeld heeft tot zeer zware straffen, is het misschien goed even te kijken naar het vluchtverhaal van Sheekh.

 

“The applicant's flight from Somalia was arranged by his mother and his uncle.

On 1 May 2003 he went from Tuulo Nuh to Mogadishu, where he stayed in his uncle's house for one week, while his uncle established contact with a “travel agent” named “Frank”. The applicant handed a number of passport pictures to “Frank” which the latter used to obtain a Somali passport in the applicant's name. “Frank” then put the applicant up in a house in Mogadishu for one day. There he met a boy by the name of Abdulkadir who was also to flee the country. The next day, the applicant, Abdulkadir and “Frank” flew from Mogadishu to Nairobi (Kenya) in an aeroplane used to transport qat (a plant grown in Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen; the chewing of its leaves and twigs is popular among Somalis). In Nairobi they took a taxi to a hotel. “Frank” did not allow the applicant to continue the journey using the Somali passport, which he took back from the applicant. After staying in Nairobi for three days, the applicant, “Frank” and Abdulkadir flew to Istanbul and from there to Amsterdam. On this leg of the journey the applicant used a Kenyan passport in the name of one Mahat Ahmed Hassan, born in 1977, as well as an identity card in the same name. “Frank” would give these documents to the applicant as they had to pass through passport controls, but then he would take them back again. Upon arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 12 May 2003, “Frank” told the applicant and Abdulkadir to wait for him as he had to go somewhere at the airport. Whilst they were waiting, they were approached by police, upon which they asked for asylum.”

 

Zonder mensensmokkelaar was Sheekh (en vele duizenden andere vluchtelingen) nooit ontkomen.

16:19 Gepost door durieux in Algemeen | Permalink | Commentaren (1) |  Facebook |

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Bezoek uit het Hageland Een bezoek aan je blog viel bij mij onmiddellijk in goede aarde, omdat je site zoals steeds boeiend en overzichtelijk is. Ik wens je nog een prettige weekend.

Gepost door: Tuingenieter | 12-01-07

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