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Saudi Arabia: Fear of refoulement / fear for safety

, Index number: MDE 23/002/1998

‘Amer al-J'ayed; ‘Aysha al-Barqawi; Khayri al-Feitouri Nasrat and his wife Khayria ‘Abdallah Nasrat; Mahmoud al-Feitouri and his wife Hamida al-Wa'ir, and their son Youssef,aged about 12 months;‘Abd al-Karim al-Zawi and at least 22 other Libyans: "...No one has been handed over to the Libyan authorities, nor has there been any measure taken in this regard .... ". The above statement was issued on 6 January 1998 by the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Brussels in response to appeals he has received requesting that 31 Libyans, including the above-named, be prevented from being forcibly returned to Libya where it is feared they may face serious human rights abuses. The ambassador's statement did not clarify the position of the above-named, with respect to whether they may still be at risk of imminent refoulement, nor the reason for their arrests.

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