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Rwandan government accused of using torture, killing as ‘accepted control methods’: report

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In April, the UK signed an agreement with Rwanda stipulating that illegal immigrants arriving in the UK via the English Channel will be sent to an East African country where asylum claims will be processed.

An unnamed foreign ministry official accused the Rwandan government of resorting to “arbitrary detention, torture and even killings” as “approved methods of tightening control,” The Guardian said, part of London. citing documents revealed at a High Court hearing on plans to deport asylum seekers. Seekers to Rwanda.

Officials also claimed that “there are national control, security and surveillance structures from state to state level.” [households]In Rwanda, according to The Guardian.

This is because the UK government seeks to keep some of the documents secret for fear that the content could damage international relations and threaten national security.In particular, the Public Interest Immunity (PII) The No. 10 application for a certificate requires that “10 short passages be kept secret.”

The Guardian, along with the BBC and The Times, have called for disclosure of all 10 passages, claiming they are in the public interest, a view supported by the PCS union, charities Care4Calais and Detention Action.

A government spokesperson hailed Rwanda as “a safe and secure country with a proven track record of helping asylum seekers” and said the government was “implementing this policy to break down the business models of criminal gangs and save lives.” We remain committed to doing so,” he said. ”

A draft ruling from Attorney General Lewis on PII applications is scheduled for tomorrow, and a full High Court hearing on the London-Kigali agreement on asylum seekers is scheduled for September 5.

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The London-Kigali Asylum Agreement, signed on 14 April 2022 by Home Affairs Minister Priti Patel and Rwanda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Virta, will allow adult migrants who have arrived in the UK illegally to seek asylum after January to , a one-way ticket for a 4,000-mile (6,400 km) journey to an East African country for processing and resettlement.

Under the agreement, those displaced to Rwanda will receive “up to five years of support, including education, vocational and skills training, integration, accommodation and medical care, to enable them to resettle and thrive.” It will be.

A British Border Patrol officer helps migrants disembark from the coastal patrol vessel HMC Speedwell, believed to have been picked up from a boat in the English Channel, in the port of Dover on the south east coast of England, August 9, 2020. The government on Sunday appointed a former Marine to lead an effort to tackle illegal immigration in the Straits ahead of talks with France on how to stop dangerous river crossings. (Photo by Glyn KIRK/AFP) – Sputnik International, 1920, 03.06.2022

‘Very unbritish policy’: Critics slam Rwandan deal as first deportation flight to depart in mid-June

The government of the outgoing British prime minister has described the Rwandan plan as a legitimate way to protect lives and stop criminal gangs sending migrants on the perilous journey across the English Channel.

The implementation of the deal is now pending after a last-minute order by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) canceled the first UK flight to bring asylum seekers to Rwanda in mid-June. Home Secretary Priti Patel has clarified that the ECHR’s move will not prevent London from pursuing plans to send illegal immigrants to the East African country.



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