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Many Asians to be deported for no major offense
April 30, 2014, 9:01 am

Scores of Asians face administrative deportation over the next few days for no reason, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily added, those facing deportation have no charge against them security, criminal or any other.

According to reliable security sources, securitymen from the Salhiya Police Station on Friday, April 25, 2014, during a security campaign in the Capital Governorate are said to have arrested more than one hundred Asian expatriates and accused them of gambling, while in actual fact most of those arrested were picked randomly from streets and from public transport buses.

The sources also said due to lack of evidence the security authorities cannot prove even one charge against those arrested. Because of the large number of people arrested, they have been moved to the police stations of the Capital area and a decision to deport them has already been taken.

In spite of desperate attempts by the sponsors of the detainees to know the reasons for their detention, heads of some police stations reportedly said they are unable to take any decision to refer the detainees for investigation because deportation orders have already been issued.

The daily added, if the Ministry of Interior has decided to reduce the number of Asian expatriates and others it can be best done through legal procedures and civilized methods which are compatible with human rights, whatever the nationality of the expatriate is. However, according to a security source the deportation order has been issued against only 18 Asians who were caught for gambling.

The source also said a large number of persons who were arrested were released after investigations. The source pointed out some others were in detention because their sponsors had filed absconding reports against them.

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