Two Kurdish Political Asylum Seekers Face Risk of Deportation from Sweden to Iran

07 April 2024 00:42

Hengaw: Sunday, April 7, 2024

Narges Hashemi and Idris Hashemi, two Kurdish political refugees, are at serious risk of extradition from Sweden to Iran. These asylum seekers, known for their political and cultural activities, would face severe punishment if deported.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the asylum requests of Narges and Idris Hashemi, Kurdish civil and political activists from the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah Province, have been rejected by the Swedish Immigration Department. As a result, they now face the danger of extradition to Iran.

Idris Hashemi and his sister fled to Sweden in 2015 to seek asylum after facing prosecution by the security and judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to their cultural and political activities. However, their asylum request was rejected the same year.

After years of awaiting a resolution, their case has been reconsidered, leading to its rejection by the Swedish Immigration Department, thereby placing them in imminent danger of deportation.

Narges Hashemi and Idris Hashemi have been actively involved in demonstrations in Sweden in recent years, particularly in the Woman, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jiyan, and Azadi) movement. They appeal to all organizations and human rights activists to prevent their extradition by any means possible.

Expressing deep concern about the potential deportation of Narges Hashemi and Idris Hashemi to Iran and the risk of torture and other inhumane punishments by the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hengaw urgently calls for the attention of international human rights organizations and institutions, especially those focused on refugee protection.

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