From Home to Hell (c/o Teresa May and Amber Rudd and Caroline Nokes)
Feb 14, 2018 — Following Reza’s inhumane and hurried removal from the UK, we are distressed to tell you that Reza is in a really bad place mentally, emotionally and physically.
We are finding it totally impossible to obtain the documents that he needs to simply be exist in Kabul.
The UK Home Office has sent Reza to Afghanistan without any formal documentation or identity papers. Notwithstanding a photocopy of a passport that expired seven years ago; one despairs at our government.
Without such documentation Reza is unable to obtain an Afghanistan Passport, let alone an Afghanistan Identity Card, or Tazkira (Taskera), which is the bare minimum required to just exist.
To obtain any of these Reza needs family documents, and when applying Reza also needs to do it in the presence of a family elder. Reza has neither of these; no documents to prove his family history/identity and no family/nobody to vouch for him or be present upon application. Consequently Reza has been rendered, by the UK Government, as a 'Displaced Person’; but not in a feel-good movie way like Tom Hanks played in the 2004 comedy drama ‘The Terminal’.
Without either of these documents, particularly the Tazkira, Reza will find it very difficult to survive. Although we can send him funds, he cannot legally collect them without these necessary documents.
Reza’s stay has run out in the hotel and the IOM (International Office Migration) cannot extend his stay any longer. We have been trying to arrange alternative lodgings for Reza, but Afghan culture/society (where women are not allowed to be seen by any man other than family) does not make allowances for a non-family male in the Home.
We are still awaiting a final decision from the UK Court and Home Office, but considering Reza’s current situation, we must all wonder whether they are inhuman or incompetent.
The fight will continue... there will be an account and a reckoning (#TeresaMay, #AmberRudd, #CarolineNokes)
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