Urgent Action Appeal – Mohamed Abdelrahman Ferah (Germany)

UA 194/08 – Fear of forcible return/ Fear of torture or ill-treatment / 4 July 2008

GERMANY – Mohamed Abdelrahman Ferah (m), aged 33

The German authorities are preparing to forcibly return asylum-seeker Mohamed Abdelrahman Ferah to Eritrea. If returned, he is at risk of arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, torture or other ill-treatment for evasion of compulsory military service and for seeking asylum abroad, which the Eritrean authorities regard as a betrayal of the country.

Mohamed Abdelrahman Ferah travelled from Eritrea to Germany via Sudan and Nigeria, arriving in the German city of Frankfurt on 12 May 2008. His application for asylum was rejected by the German authorities, and he has also lost his appeal against this decision.

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