Update: Nadar released but the legal case continues
30th Jan 2015, Manchester. Some good news at last. Nadar has been released today! The battle is not over and we must continue to gather evidence and make the case watertight. We want to thank all our supporters for their courage and we will keep updating them about the case as it progresses. Please keep signing the petition.
Dr. Nadar Abood
Dr. Nadar Abood is a medical doctor from Sudan living in the North West of England. Dr. Abood has been taken to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Her removal date has been set for the 26th January. Women From the Far West are urgently campaigning for the reconsideration of her proposed imminent deportation.
There are very strong grounds for belief that she faces a strong likelihood of persecution, including arrest, imprisonment and torture, if returned to Sudan.
Dr. Nadar Abood faces particular threats, not only because of her Berti ethnic origin, but also because of the efforts she has undertaken to supply medicines to civilians in desperate need of assistance in Darfur, where hundreds of thousands of people are lacking humanitarian assistance because of the blockade imposed by the Government of Sudan.
Dr. Abood is supported by the Sudanese community. Three expert reports also support her case: Dan Morrison (National Geographic), Gillian Lusk (Africa Confidential) and Jerome Tubiana (International Crisis Group).
European Court of Human Rights
A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights concluded that the proposed return to Sudan of two Sudanese nationals from Darfur would amount to ill-treatment, in this case, given their non-Arab ethnicity and supposed affiliation with opposition groups in Sudan. In both cases, the court referred to the applicant’s ethnic origin which attracted unwanted attention and violence from government authorities and the Janjaweed in Sudan.
We are deeply concerned for the safety of Dr. Abood if her deportation to Sudan proceeds. We therefore demand a halt to this imminent deportation and a review this case.