KLM: deportation stopped by telefax
13.Dec.02 - In April 2002 KLM royal dutch airways issued a press release. In this press release
KLM claimed, that they do not transport people, who show, that they do
not want to be transported. We did not know, if this statement was right
or only a statement for the public.
Two weeks ago it was possible to find out, that it seems to be true: A togolese man was arrested and should be deported the next morning from Munich via Amsterdam to Lome with KLM. The Munich caravane group sent a telefax to the KLM security officer and told, that this man is not willing to travel and that he will probably scream and disturb the other passengers. There was also a phonecall to the security officer.
The next morning the KLM-staff refused the check-in of this deportee and also of another togolese deportee, who should be deported on the same plane.
Both are in prison in the moment but for one of them there is hope to stay in Germany for medical reasons.
This is a good example, how effective the deportation.class-camapign still is.