Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Diabetes can be deadly - protest against attempted deportation of Aboubacar Wan

The VOICE Call - Fax Campaign and support
Aboubacar Wan

Foto by Thomas Kriska, 07. January 2009 in Dessau

Diabetes can be deadly - protest against the attempted deportation of Abubacar Wan, a refugee from Sierra Leone who lives in Eisenach,Thüringia.

Berlin 25.02.2009

My name is Abubacar Wan from Sierra Leone. I am greeting everybody; I fled from the disastrous civil war in Sierra Leone. I came to Germany in 1998. I applied for asylum at the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (office for migrant and immigration) in Jena Forst. My application was rejected.
After the refusal of my asylum I became ill. I am suffering from diabetes and I have to be injected 4 times a day with Insulin. I have been living in Eisenach since 2003, before that and in between 1998 until 2003 I was forced to live in many different places in Weimar, Freienbessingen, Luisenthal/Ohrdruf, Meiningen and Zella-mehlis in Thuringia.

My Lawyer advised me to bring my case again to the Bundesamt, the Allien office.The office in Eisenach told me to go to home in Sierra Leone. They are going to supply me there two years long with Insulin, they said. I was supposed to be deported on the 16th of January 2009. I made a strong appeal against the Bundesamt and they have given me an appointment on the 05th of march 2009 at 10:00 am at the Verwaltungsgericht (higher court) in Gera. Because of the intervention, my deportation was postponed to April. The foreign office has arranged a new date for my deportation.

I am making a call to The VOICE Refugee Forum, The CARAVAN for the rights of refugees and migrants in Germany, and all other human right organizations to support.

Call from The VOICE Refugee Forum

A Refugee from Sierra Leone, who lives since ten years in Germany, is threatened with deportation to the war-torn Sierra Leone ignoring his instable health condition. Mr. Aboubacar Wan is suffering from diabetes and needs medical treatment.
The case of Abubacar Wan from Sierra Leone had shown again the scrupulousness of the German government to deport the people out of the country by all means. Not only the deportation is legitimated with racist terminologies, even more wrong statements and arguments are used to overcome the legal obstacles. To overcome the ruling laws the German officials offer an insulin supply to Sierra Leone for two years.
Aboubacar Wan will be supported by the CARAVAN for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants, The VOICE Forum and the platform of migrants and refugees Berlin.
Please support us and come in numbers to Aboubacar Wan’s court procedure in Gera.

Thursday, march 5, 2009 from 10am
at the Verwaltungsgericht (adminitrative court) in Gera
Hainstr.21, 07545 Gera
Sitzungssaal 102,
File no. AZ:4K2005/07Ge and Az417/08Ge9

Please send Faxs to the high-court in Gera to fight against the deportation threat.

Tel: 0365/83390, Fax: 0365/833100


Herr Bernhard Kaul, Ausländerbehörde in Eisenach, 99817 Eisenach
Tel.: 03691 670350, Fax: 03691 670932
E-Mail: auslaenderbehoerde@eisenach.de
Postfach 1462, 99804, Markt 2, Eisenach

You can also contact Aboubacar Wan in Eisenach at Tel: 017626207566.

Diabete can be deadly - protest against the attempted deportation from Aboubacar Wan

Aboubacar Wan lives since 2000 with a “Duldung” (temporary deportation paper). His asylum application was rejected by the higher court in Gera on 03.05.2001. On 06.07.2006 Mr. Wan applied to the Bundesaußenstelle in Jena (office responsible for refugees in Jena). He applied for a review of his previous application for protection from deportation. (§ 60 Abs. 2-7), which was also refused on 23.08.2007.

Before 1998, at the age of 16, he fled to Germany as a refugee. Aboubacar had lost both of his parents. His mother and father were killed in cold blood in Sierra Leone during the civil war. His only sister was not found by the Red Cross in Sierra Leone. From 2005 to 2008, he was brought before the deportation hearings in Halberstadt, Bonn, and Karlsruhe where he was threatened because he did not have his travel documents from Sierra Leone.

Since November 2005, Aboubacar Wan has suffered from Diabetes mellitus Type IIb. The illness requires an insulin injection four times a day and regular treatment from a doctor. The doctor’s prescription from 19.07.2006 it was confirmed that this sickness would be a life-long threat. On 16.12.2008, he received a deportation notice from the state of Eisenach that he was supposed to expect his deportation within one month.

Regardless of his illness the free-state of Thuringia tries to deportat Aboubacar Wan, even though his life is threatened by the illness. The main argument of the social office from Eisenach is that Mr. Wan can receive medical insurance in the Sierra Leone and they assure that he will receive this for two years. After these two years of medical treatment, he will have to pay for the treatment himself.

On 08.02.2009, a doctor’s prescription was again given which tried to draw the attention to the worker who is on his file. The worker said that a deportation can be a life-threatening for Wan. Even more arrogant and cynical in this case is the racist declaration that Mr. Wan’s health situation occurred because of bad nutrition in his home country. This is a totally absurd statement that is daily stated by the case-workers and repeated over and over.

It was stated by the foreigners office that Mr. Wan is responsible for his present poor-health situation. That the improvement was „only answerable to the applicant depending on his discipline“, and that an improvement of his health was hindered by himself. That Mr. Wan „didn’t work hard enough to improve his problem“. The assumption is that Mr. Wan’s reasons were not confirmed by a medical doctor. Mr. Wan is supposed to improve his health situation by himself. If Mr. Wan does not receive real medical advice from a doctor, he will not only miss the real treatment, but it could also create dangerous health effects.

The fact is that doctors have confirmed that deportation could be deadly to Mr. Wan. On this point every discussion must be to stop the dangerous deportation.

Mr. Wan has lived more than eight years in Germany and has found this country not helpful to him. Because of his permit, he has very limited residential movement (uneingeschränktes Bleiberecht). Nonetheless, the state tries to deport a person with deadly health problems.

Yufanyi Mbolo – The VOICE Refugee Forum Berlin

The VOICE Forum Berlin
Bethanien-Südflügel –
Mariannenpaltz 2 – 10997 Berlin
Kto.Nr.: 127 829,
BLZ: 260 500 01,
Sparkasse Göttingen.

Proposed Fax Campaign Text to stop the deportation

To Verwaltungsgericht Gera stop the deportation
Tel.: 0365/83390, Fax. 0365/8339100 .

And to
Herr Bernhard Kaul, Ausländerbehörde in Eisenach
99817 Eisenach
Tel.: 03691 670350, Fax: 03691 670932
E-Mail: auslaenderbehoerde@eisenach.de
Postfach 1462, 99804, Markt 2, Eisenach

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing to you because I am worried about the refugee Aboubacar Wan from Sierra Leone (SL). Mr. Wan escaped SL in 1998 as an underage person of 16 years to Germany. He lost both parents in the civil war in addition to his sister who had disappeared.

Since 2005 Mr. Wan is suffering from heavy and serious diabetes. Four times a day he needs
an injection of insulin and he must regularly be controlled by a doctor. Since December 2008 the foreigner’s authorities of the City of Eisenach have been trying to deport him after 8 years (Duldung) of tolerance.

It seems not to matter in this case that he has no more relatives in Sierra Leone, that he was still a very young person when he came to Germany, that he spent all his early adult years here and that he has obviously no more roots in his former home country.

Beyond that, the authorities thoughtlessly ignore his heavy illness and are justifying the deportation attempt with the guarantee of paying the costs for his insulin for two years. How Mr. Wan should finance his medication after this time is of no interest to the authorities. A doctor’s attestation about the possibly deadly consequences of the deportation has so far been ignored. Instead, the officer at the foreigner’s office who arrogates medical knowledge to himself told Mr. Wan that the future of his illness was mainly his own responsibility. The peak of cynicism was the claim that with the common feeding in his home country would improve the health situation of the patient as it contained fewer calories than the food in Thuringia.

I am indignant about this case of the absolute will to deport Mr Wan. On the one hand to legitimate and push the deportation through, higher costs are accepted than the cost of granting him the right to stay on humanitarian basis including a working permission. Ignoring statements of medical experts which specify the enormous life-risks involved in this deportation and declaring Mr Wan as duly responsible for his health only shows that the foreigner’s office are only interested in the deportation of Mr Wan and not in his welfare and safety.

With this letter I am asking you to immediately reconsider your decision unconditionally. And for the sake of humanity, grant Mr Wan the right to stay (and in this case the right to life) for human dignity, physical integrity and a guaranteed functional medical supply.

In worries about the life of Mr. Wan I remain sincerely,

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