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Germany: Further information on refoulement / fear of torture: Fathelrahman Abdallah

, Index number: EUR 23/005/1999

Fathelrahman Abdallah, the Sudanese asylum seeker, was released on 30 June 1999. His deportation has been postponed pending a new hearing.

PUBLIC AI Index: EUR 23/05/99
2 July 1999
Further information on EXTRA 72/99 (EUR 23/02/99, 17 June 1999) and follow-ups
(EUR 23/03/99, 22 June 1999, EUR 23/04/99 28 June 1999) - Fear of
Refoulement/Fear of Torture
GERMANYFathelrahman Abdallah
Fathelrahman Abdallah, the Sudanese national detained in Nuremberg awaiting
deportation, was released on 30 June 1999. His deportation has been postponed
pending a later hearing. Amnesty International feared that Fathelrahman
Abdallah would be imprisoned, ill-treated and tortured if he were deported
to Sudan.
On 30 June the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in
Karlsruhe postponed the deportation so that new evidence could be considered
in his case. The court cited Amnesty International’s urgent action campaign
as evidence that Fathelrahman Abdallah would be at risk if deported.
No further action by the Urgent Action network is required at present. Amnesty
International will be closely monitoring developments in Fathelrahman
Abdallah’s case. Many thanks to all sent appeals.

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