The two Iranians threatened with deportation will be freed
The Belgian state has 24 hours to appeal. Their new asylum application will be studied by the authorities.
By Maxime Bierme
Lhe chamber of council agreed on Monday with the two Iranian cousins who asked to be released from the closed center of Steenokkerzeel. Their lawyer confirms to Le Soir that they can be released, unless the Belgian state appeals within 24 hours. This deadline is almost up.
The story of these two young men aged 22 had attracted the attention of the media but also of deputies like Sophie Rohonyi (Défi). Their first asylum request had been rejected by the Belgian authorities when they claimed to be threatened by the Iranian police for having participated in the demonstrations following the death of Mahsa Amini.
Despite the revolt, the right to asylum is not automatic for Iranians
Danger of death
Over the past ten days, the cousins have been taken to the airport several times, but they have always refused deportation.
On Saturday, under the advice of the office of the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Nicole de Moor (CD&V), they filed a second asylum application based on the new elements in their file. In addition to the summons from the Iranian police, they now argue that their story has been publicized as far away as Iran and that they therefore risk death if they were to be expelled.
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