Africans Are Spoiling Our Country, We Hate And Them Out’ — UAE Officials Tell Deported Nigerian Immigrants

Africans Are Spoiling Our Country, We Hate And Them Out’ — UAE Officials Tell Deported Nigerian Immigrants





Kabirat Olokunde, a Nigerian migrant worker, planned to spend her birthday with friends in the city of Abu Dhabi. Instead, she turned 28 in a frigid prison cell, one of about 700 Africans imprisoned by Emirati authorities without charge.

In unparalleled mass arrests, the workers were jailed with “no legal justification” on the night of June 24-25, and later started being deported, said ImpACT International for Human Rights Policies and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

“I celebrated my birthday in chains, with no mattress,” Olokunde told Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from the Lagos, Nigeria, where she was deported on August 3.

“I still have the trauma in me,” added the single mother, who had been working as a bus attendant and caretaker at an international school in Abu Dhabi.She was deported without .... Proceed Reading For More Details

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