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18 Jan 2018 description
report Médecins du Monde

Depuis l’été dernier, les équipes de Médecins du Monde présentes autour du Parc Maximilien rapportent régulièrement les violences, intimidations et confiscations dont sont victimes les personnes qu’elles rencontrent. Avec en moyenne deux témoignages chaque jour, l’organisation pointe un problème récurrent et inquiétant. Médecins du Monde craint que les nouvelles actions policières annoncées par les autorités ne mènent à une augmentation de ces violences, et appelle le ministre Jambon à lancer une enquête.

12 Jan 2018 description

The current crisis in the Belgian government provoked by the alleged torture of undocumented migrants from Sudan returned from Belgium after being interviewed by a Sudanese government delegation is illustrative of the risks involved when EU and Member States apply a rigid focus on return at any cost and of the potential risk of increasing the involvement of third country officials.

24 Dec 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

After reports that Sudanese were tortured upon their forced return from Belgium, deportations have been suspended, pending an investigation.

Belgium will refrain from sending refugees back to Sudan until the end of January, after reports that at least six Sudanese asylum seekers sent back to their homeland have been held and seripusly maltreated upon their return.

24 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Belgian opposition groups, refugees, and human rights organisations led by Amnesty International have strongly criticised Brussels for having invited Sudanese government officials to identify migrants and arrange documents for their forced repatriation.

In an open letter, the organisations expressed their “extreme concern” about the decision of Brussels to involve Sudanese authorities in the identification of asylum seekers without papers. The cooperation could bring the Sudanese asylum seekers in serious problems, they said.

11 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 9, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Belgian Minister of State for Asylum and Immigration Affairs Theo Franken said Khartoum has agreed to issue travel documents to repatriate Sudanese illegal migrants in Brussels.

Up to 600 illegal migrants, mostly Africans hailing from Eritrea and Sudan, hoping to sneak into the United Kingdom are now camping in Maximilian Park in Brussels, Belgium.