Human Rights, Solidarity with Refugees

ICRIR: Inhumanity of Cypriot Government Towards Refugees Extends Equally to Infirm Elderly

We were informed that on Wednesday, April 7, 2011 at 9 p.m., four immigration police officers entered the home of Mrs. Ameneh Samry, born in 1930. This 81 year-old person has had her asylum file closed by the Cypriot government. She suffers from short-term memory loss, bladder control issues, and is unable to walk (she is currently wheelchair-bound). She was arrested and held in a detention ward at a police station. After one day at the police station, considering her need for assistance in visiting the bathroom in addition to her problems with bladder control, it became very clear that the police station was not equipped to take care of her. The police called her sons to come and fetch their mother, but she is now required to come to the police station every day to give her signature so they know where she is.

روز گذشته با خبر شدم که چهارشنبه مورخ 07/04/2011 ساعت 9 شب 4 پلیس از امرگریشن با ورود به منزل خانم آمنه ثمری متولد 1308 شمسی و 1930 میلادی با داشتن 81 سال و با توجه به بسته بودن فایل پناهندگی و نداشتن حافظه کوتاه مدت و همچنین و قادر نبودن به نگهداری ادرار و همچنین ناتوانی در راه رفتن راه ( همراه با ویلیچر ) بازداشت کرده و به محل نگهداری در اداره پلیس بردنند و پس از گذشت یکروز و قادر نبودن به نگهداری در ساعت 8 شب پنشنبه مورخ 08/04/2011 او را آزاد و به پسر ایشان یاداور شده که مادرتان هر روز جهت امضا باید به

Members of the ICRIR include Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East, International Federation for Iranian Refugees, Iranian Refugees Action Network, Iranian Refugee Amnesty Network, and Mission Free Iran.

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