Court delays deportation of South Sudanese

March 29, 2012 20:13

Only three days before South Sudanese in Israel were to face the potential of forced deportation, the Jerusalem District Court issued an injunction Thursday barring the deportations until April 15th.

The decision was in response to a petition issued earlier in the day by a series of NGOs including the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Hotline for Migrant Workers, the African Refugee Development Center, the Assaf Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, and Physicians for Human Rights.

The petitioners argued that returning South Sudanese at this point in time would gravely endanger their lives, considering the dire living conditions and sporadic fighting plaguing the country.

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