Contrary to a court order, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees had an asylum seeker deported to Zimbabwe. Now the authority must bring the man back again, otherwise threatens a fine.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has to bring back an asylum-seeker who has been deported to Zimbabwe. As reported by the Hanover Administrative Court, the man is to be flown back to Germany from the country in southern Africa by 1 February. Otherwise, the Federal Office threatens a penalty of 8,000 euros. According to a court spokesman, the Federal Office disregarded orders of the Administrative Court in the course of the proceedings.
According to the Administrative Court in May 2017, the Federal Office rejected the man’s asylum application as “manifestly unfounded” and ordered him to deport him to Zimbabwe. An urgent petition by the man against immediate deportation did not succeed in July at the Administrative Court of Hannover.
At the end of October, the man was first flown to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. From there, he submitted a motion for amendment and submitted further documents proving that he was being persecuted politically in his homeland. The Hanover Administrative Court approved this renewed application and ordered the Federal Office to reverse the deportation. Despite this order of October 26, the man was then taken to Zimbabwe.
The political situation in Zimbabwe is considered unstable. The longtime President Robert Mugabe was repeatedly criticized for numerous human rights violations and an economic crisis. After massive protests against the president in November 2017, the military took control of the country, forced the resignation Mugabe and appointed a successor. – WELT N24