Serious Risk of Deportation of Kurdish Couple in Turkey After Forced Registration of Fingerprints and Signatures

01 April 2024 13:39

Hengaw, Monday, April 1, 2024

A Kurdish political asylum-seeking couple, Rashad Mohammadi and Ejin Hosseini (Fahmideh), were detained by security forces in Turkey approximately 10 days ago. After being transferred to a camp in Aderne, they were forced to register their fingerprints and signatures, putting them at serious risk of deportation to Iran.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Rashad Mohammadi, a political activist from Kamiyaran, along with his wife Ejin Hosseini from Sarvabad, both cities in Kurdistan province, were transferred from Chenan Qala camp to Pahlavan Koi camp in Aderne city.

The Turkish police compelled them to register their fingerprints and signatures on Friday, March 29, raising concerns about their potential deportation to Iran in the coming days.

Ejin Hosseini, aged 30, and Rashad Mohammadi, aged 34, have been engaged in political activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the past few years. They were forced to leave the Kurdistan Region due to continuous pressure from security institutions, seeking refuge in a safe country and eventually aiming to reach Europe.

Expressing deep concern about the possibility of the deportation of this Kurdish couple to Iran and the risk of torture or inhumane punishments by the security institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights demands immediate attention from international human rights organizations and institutions, particularly refugee protection agencies.

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