Member of the political committee in the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Zuhair Muhammad, has welcomed the United Kingdom Supreme Court’s rejection of the government’s proposal to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. He emphasized that the reversal of this decision reinstates confidence in the United Kingdom and the values it upholds.
Muhammad highlighted that the British government’s plan to deport asylum seekers was a poorly considered measure and not the most effective solution to address the immigrant issue. He noted that such a plan contradicts the values and principles championed by Great Britain.
Stressing that the optimal solution lies in addressing the fundamental problems faced by asylum seekers, Muhammad pointed to the core issue in Syria—international inaction in holding the Assad regime accountable for its crimes against the Syrian people over the past 12 years. He attributed the refugee problem to the international community’s failure to exert necessary efforts to propel the political process forward and implement crucial UN resolutions on Syria, particularly Resolutions 2118 and 2254, which mandate the realization of a comprehensive political transition in the country.
The British government had proposed a controversial deportation plan to Rwanda, involving a group of Syrian asylum seekers. However, a unanimous decision by a five-judge panel at the highest court in the United Kingdom upheld the Court of Appeal judges’ ruling that the government’s plan did not align with Britain’s obligations under international treaties.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)