Amnesty International calls on the Jordanian authorities to release a Syrian refugee and stop his deportation

Amnesty International calls on the Jordanian authorities to release a Syrian refugee and stop his deportation

Apr 19 2024

ARK News… Amnesty International called on the Jordanian authorities to release the Syrian refugee, Attiya Muhammad Abu Salem, and stop his deportation to Syria, noting that his deportation “puts him at risk of serious human rights violations.”

The Jordanian authorities arrested Abu Salem on April 9, while he was on his way to photograph pro-Gaza protests near the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman. They informed his lawyer that he was being held in a security center and issued an order to deport him to Syria.

Amnesty International said that the security forces did not inform Abu Salem, a videographer and student studying journalism, of the reasons for his arrest, and interrogated him in the absence of a lawyer, while his lawyer stated that he “was subjected to several human rights violations, including being threatened with deportation and forced to open his phone for inspection.”

The lawyer explained that Abu Salem “was not referred to a judicial body, and was not charged with any crime,” noting that “however, the authorities were informed that they had issued an order for his deportation.”

In a statement, Amnesty International stressed that Syria "is not safe for the return of refugees," stressing that if Abu Salem is deported, he "will be at risk of serious human rights violations."

The human rights organization stated, "International law requires that the Jordanian authorities immediately stop the deportation order and release him as long as he is not accused of a recognizable crime, in which case he must be charged and granted all due process rights."

Source: Syria TV

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