Further information on UA: 99/11 Index: EUR 41/006/2011 Spain Date: 20 April 2011
SYRIAN MAN FACING DEPORTATION RELEASED
Mohamed Zaher Asade, a Syrian man facing deportation from Spain to Syria, was released on 15
Mohamed Zaher Asade, a Syrian man at risk of imminent deportation to Syria from Spain, was released from
Madrid’s Aluche Centre of Detention for Foreigners (Centro de Internamiento para Extranjeros – CIE) on 15 April,
following a decision by Granada’s Third Administrative Court (Juzgado Contencioso Administrativo nº 3 de Granada)
the same day.
Mohamed Zaher Asade’s lawyer paid tribute to the contribution of Amnesty International activists, saying “the
release of Asade has been possible thanks to the work of Amnesty International and especially thanks to the reports
of the organization”.
Mohamed Zaher Asade, 43, lives in Granada, Spain, with a pregnant Spanish wife and a two-year-old child. On 30
March 2011, he was detained in Granada and transferred to the Aluche CIE, in view of an imminent deportation to
Syria, where he would have been at risk of torture and ill-treatment.
In January 2009, while he was imprisoned for terrorism-related offences, he was issued an expulsion order by the
Representative of the National Government (Subdelegado del Gobierno) in Granada, on grounds of public order and
As the expulsion order has not been withdrawn yet, Amnesty International will keep monitoring the case, and take
further action if required.
Thank you for sending appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network at this time.
Further information on UA: 99/11 Index: EUR 41/006/2011 Issue Date: 20 April 2011