Denmark reportedly planned to expel 94 Syrian Asylum Seeker to detention camps, despite the fact that Damascus and its environs are now considered secure to live in.
Denmark is the very first EU nation to inform Asylum seekers that they have to return to their country, and that it is secure for them now to go back.
The Scandinavian nation recently revoked the residency rights of 94 Asylum seekers after declaring Damascus and its environs to be secure.
Syrian refugees whose citizenship has been revoked would be sent to deportation camps but will not be compelled to leave the region.
"The Syrian Asylum seekers have been told that their residency permit is only conditional. If security is no longer required, it can be revoked "Mattias Tesfaye, Denmark's immigration minister, told The Telegraph.
Tesfaye stated that Denmark has been “direct and clear” with
Syrian Asylum seekers from its beginning.
If conditions throughout the home country changes, a former immigrant can go back to his homeland and re-establish a living there, said the Denmark immigration minister.
Denmark's immigration minister said emphatically that his nation will “give people protection for as long as it is needed,” however, “when conditions in the home country improve, a former refugee should return home and re-establish a life there.”
The statement comes after department (related to immigration and refuges) agreed to expand Syria's safe zones by including the Rif Dimashq Governorate and these areas include Damascus.
Germany's recent reveal a plan to expel offenders to Syria, Denmark is going to be the first EU nation to tell Syrian Asylum seekers to go back to their homeland.
Mette Frederiksen, social democrat since (2019) and the Danish youngest Prime Minister, recently stated that her country's aim is to receive "zero" asylum seekers as part of its strict anti-migration policies.
Human rights organizations have questioned this move by Denmark's government.
Amnesty International's Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, Steve Valdez-Symonds, said in his recent statement “That The Danish government is seeking to force people back into the hands of this brutal the regime is an appalling affront to refugee law and people's right to be safe from persecution,”
He further said “This reckless violation of Denmark's duty to provide asylum also risks increasing incentives for other countries to abandon their own obligations to Syrian refugees.”
“Not only will this put the lives of even more women, men, and children at risk. It will add to reasons that cause people to travel ever further afield in search of safety and security for themselves and their family”
On 1st March, the UN Commission of Inquiry (HRC) on Syria released its statement that they will make reforms to stop violence in Syria and will introduce ceasefire agreements that will also greatly benefit this region’s stability.
The commission issued a report based on human’s disappearances and detention without trial during the ten years war, which will be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).