Violating non-refoulement principle | Turkey detains mother of child with heart disease and the wife of Syrian journalist to deport her to Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Violating non-refoulement principle | Turkey detains mother of child with heart disease and the wife of Syrian journalist to deport her to Syria

SOHR activists have reported that Turkish authorities have detained the wife of “Abd Al-Rahman Issa,” a media activist from Al-Habit town in southern Idlib countryside, and her child who suffers from heart disease with the aim of deporting them to Syria, despite the need for the child to continue his treatment in a health centre in Turkey as his health condition will deteriorate if he is deported to Syria.

A number of activists on social media called on Turkish authorities to cancel the decision to deport the child and his mother due to his critical health condition.

On November 19, SOHR activists reported that members of a Military Police patrol arrested a civilian from Azaz city in northern Aleppo countryside near Bab Al-Salama crossing at borders between Syria and Turkey during the past few days, after he was deported by Turkish authorities to Syria, without knowing the charges pressed against him, where members took him to the security centres in Azaz city northern of Aleppo.