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Egypt: Don’t Deport Eritreans

The Egyptian authorities are preparing to deport 118 detained Eritreans to Eritrea, where they risk persecution. On October 29, 2011, guards at the al-Shalal prison in Aswan beat the 118 men, including 40 who already have refugee status, to force them to sign papers for their “voluntary” return to Eritrea, according to sources with access to the detainees. (Geneva) – The Egyptian authorities are preparing to deport 118 detained Eritreans to Eritrea, where they risk persecution, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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