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Journalist launches book on ex-asylum seekers

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He further informed the meeting that, prior to launching of his book, he has been in constant touch with the Chairman and rank and file of the Network, in terms of holding discussions and deliberations on how the the Network should develop a dependable framework for the rehabilitation of ex- migrants from Germany and in other European countries.

Tejan Lamboi who is also a Masters Holder in Intellectual Conflict Management disclosed that, his thesis and research was purely based on the way and manner in which Ex-Sierra Leonean migrants were criminalized, brutalized and stigmatized by European immigration officers, such as conditions in pre-deportation detention centres, mishandling of would-be deportees and the prevailing circumstances surrounding their status as foreign migrants before and after deportation.

According to him, the book will serve as a solace, and further demonstrates his passion and love to create the required global attention, awareness and sensitization for the world and European leaders, stakeholders and decision makers to bring into being concrete and a clear cut resolutions, that will end the vicious circle of dehumanization, criminalization, brutalization and stigmatization looming over African migrants in Europe and in other countries.

The journalist noted that the book is  a  realization of his far-fetched dream and avowed posture for European immigration officers to take into cognizance the fact that, their countries are signatories to the  various diplomatic and international  conventions that accords foreign migrants residential status including those whose country is faced with a conflict situation, adding that any  repatriation or deportation of migrants from a particular European country should be devoid of criminalization, brutalization and stigmatization by it immigration officials which is very prevalent in those countries.

Many of compatriots, he said who were deported from Germany went through hell, as some even sustained fractured bones in the hands of vicious immigration officials on the verge of their deportation

He said that he was very delighted and overwhelmed by the ex- asylum seekers for galvanizing and establishing a network aimed at formulating programmers and policies to contribute to the development of their country.

He urged members of the network to be resolute, friendly and work as a team for the successful implementation of their programmes, as all is not lost.

Receiving the book, the President of the network, Abdulai Daramy expressed profound gratitude to Tejan Lamboi for cataloguing the painful consequences and all forms of inhuman treatment they encountered during their stay in Germany.

Abdulai Daramy said, it was very important for the world and European governments to realize that the era of unleashing inhuman treatments and other forms of human rights violations against African migrants is far gone.

He said the presentation of the book to the network is a clear manifestation of Tejan Lamboi’s love, commitment and dedication to crusade with the network in the success implementation of their planned activities.

The Chairman of the Network of Ex- Asylum Seekers informed the gathering that Tejan Lamboi is the only Sierra Leonean living in Germany that is ofay and in constant touch with the network, since its inception and their deportation to Sierra Leone, couple of years ago.

The Network, he went on will ever remain beholden to Tejan Lamboi not only for publishing a book on ex- asylum seekers from Germany, but also the need for an end to such cruelty and harsh racist tendencies of African migrants who are continually faced with in the hands hostile European immigration officials in their pursuit for greener pastures. 

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