YOUNG REFUGEE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS BEING DEPORTED FROM ITALY

April 27, 2017

YOUNG REFUGEE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS BEING DEPORTED FROM ITALY

A young migrant in Sicily, suffering from schizophrenia, has been taken from the hospital straight to the police station, and then a detention centre.

We've just heard that the judge has confirmed his deportation and it's likely to be today. Deportations are easier to carry out against the most vulnerable people, the people least likely to be able to protect themselves against mistreatment.

We will keep working with our partners in Italy to help this young man, and prevent more deportations of vulnerable refugees back to the countries they fled from to save themselves.

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