Thursday, January 8, 2015

Another mass deportation by chartered flight 32 Sri Lankans and Vietnamese

On December 18th, the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice deported 26 Sri Lankan and 6 Vietnamese undocumented residents on a chartered flight. On the next day, the Security Division of the Immigration Bureau and the Provisional Release Association in Japan, a support group for foreign residents, held separate press conferences on the deportation. This is the third such mass deportation using a chartered flight; the first was in July of 75 Filipinos and the second was in December of 46 Thais. These deportations are grave violations of human rights. We have to find ways to check the procedures for deportation and to eliminate the blind spots of immigration control. ( NISHINAKA Seiichiro)
Photo (A wife and child of a Sri Lankan deported on December 18th)




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