Forced Returns to War Zone Violate UN Guidelines
(New York, December 22, 2010) - The
government of Saudi Arabia should immediately stop deporting Somalis to
war-torn Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said today.
Saudi authorities returned at least 150
Somali nationals, many of them children, from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to
Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on December 17, 2010, press reports said.
Saudi Arabia had deported an estimated 2,000 Somalis to Mogadishu in June
and July, according to the United Nations refugee agency.
"Deporting anyone to a war zone