#BringBackOurGirls: a plea Minister Alfano to stop the deportation of 20 Nigerian women

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Twenty young Nigerian women are facing forced deportation (from the Identification and Expulsion Centre at Ponte Galeria), despite the Court of Rome having issued a suspension order.

We urge the Minister of the Interior to verify each one of the suspension orders obtained by the attorneys at the legal clinic of the University of Rome III.

A few days ago, the LasciateCIEntrare campaign gave a warning about the impending deportation.

Nigeria is a country where many people’s lives are at risk because of the activities of the terrorist group Boko Haram; it is a country that the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs cautions citizens not to even visit. This, however, does not apply to the twenty young Nigerian women.

“Today, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture began its first inspections in Italy. Yesterday we met with a delegation from the committee,” says Patrizio Gonnella, President of the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties. “This is not a particularly nice welcome from the Italian authorities.”


[The Identification and Expulsion Centre at Ponte Galeria – Photograph by Giacomo Zandonini]