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Gabon: Fear for safety / fear of ill-treatment: illegal immigrants remaining in Gabon after 15 February 1995

, Index number: AFR 26/001/1995

Following a request by the Gabonese authorities for illegal immigrants either to leave the country or legalize their situation by 15 February 1995, AI is concerned for the safety of hundreds of foreign nationals who remain in the country. Illegal immigrants may be detained en masse after the deadline. Also, the Association des jeunes chomeurs de Libreville (Association of young unemployed people of Libreville) has reportedly threatened to "kill and burn" any illegal immigrants remaining in Gabon after the deadline.

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