Dutch face legal challenge to terror expulsion

27th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — A case pending against the Netherlands in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is being watched closely by the governments of several other European countries.

27 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — A case pending against the Netherlands in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is being watched closely by the governments of several other European countries.

The case involves an attempt by the Netherlands to deport Algerian man Mohammed Ramzy.

He was arrested in the Netherlands in 2002 and accused of being involved with Muslim extremism. A court in Rotterdam cleared him of terrorism charges, but the Dutch authorities want to send him back to his native country.

Ramzy claims deportation would be contrary to his human rights as there is a substantial risk he will be tortured in Algeria.

The case could have wide implications as similar deportations are pending in the UK and a number of other countries. Human rights organisations are also monitoring the case, which is scheduled for the spring.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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