The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) stressed that the British government’s latest plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda is an ill-considered step that is farm from being the most effective way to solve the immigration problem.
Member of the SOC’s political committee, Zuhair Muhammad, said that Britain’s intention to deport migrants, including Syrian refugees, to Rwanda in the middle of this month is an unprecedented move that is incompatible with international conventions on refugee rights.
Muhammad added that Britain’s decision to deport refugees, including Syrians fleeing the brutality of the Assad regime, is a setback for the gains that have been made in the field of human rights in recent decades.
Muhammad called on international organizations concerned with the defense of human rights and associations defending the rights of refugee to put pressure on the UK government to reconsider this decision which contradicts international conventions on refugee rights.
Britain intends to send a group of Syrian refugees to Rwanda later this month as part of a controversial repatriation plan, according to Middle East Eye which quoted the head of policy and advocacy at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Migrants on June 1.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)