Britain’s highest court on Wednesday overturned a ruling that the government was acting unlawfully by sending Darfuri asylum seekers back to squatter camps in Sudan. Three Law Lords rejected the Court of Appeal’s judgment in April that sending refugees back to camps was “unduly harsh”, saying such action was not unreasonable and there was insufficient evidence they could face torture.
The charity [The Aegis Trust] helped two Darfuris escape from Sudan after they were removed from Britain, he said. They gave accounts of being detained and tortured by Sudan’s security services but their testimony came too late to be included in the Court of Appeal case and was therefore inadmissable in the Law Lords hearing, he added.
Oh erm, so the basis of that ruling is erm…utterly wrong-
The president of the umbrella group for Darfuris in Britain, the Darfur Union, said survivors of the conflict who were now in Britain would be “very frightened” by the Law Lords’ ruling. “They’ve seen their families killed and their villages destroyed by the current regime. They know that removal to Khartoum means torture or death — not just a hard life,” said Abdul Jabar Adam.
Then some minion of the Home Office put on their shit eating grin and released this prayer of cognitive dissonance-
Britain’s Home Office (interior ministry) said in a statement: “We will continue to uphold Britain’s proud tradition of providing humanitarian protection. We agree with today’s decision by the House of Lords that people facing persecution in Darfur can safely and reasonably relocate to Khartoum. We will do everything we can do to help those who do not need our protection to go home voluntarily,” it said.
First ‘we agree’ as if they were not fighting tooth and nail for this and their advocacy is somehow independent of the ruling. Second, yeah this is very much is in our ‘proud tradition’ of noble words hiding criminal deeds. Third, the only person saying they do not need ‘our’ protection is you motherfucker, they are begging to stay. So fourth, whoever drafted that statement do not under any circumstance ever find yourself within the vicinity of me and a dark alley in case I enact my proud tradition of protecting my mind from persecution by newpseak spouting careerist wankers who throw themselves voluntarily onto my fists.