*BMI Airlines* have been identified as the company conducting the regular charter flights to Afghanistan.
The sole purpose of these flights is to forcibly return refused asylum seekers to Afghanistan. Charter flights have the advantage of secrecy, since the deportations and the severe restraint sometimes used takes place away from public view, and large numbers of people can be deported at the same time.
BMI Airlines are known to have been involved in deportations in the past and their CEO is unrepentant about what he and his company are doing.
Anti-deportation campaigners are calling for a blockade of BMI’s phone lines on Monday and Tuesday, before the next charter due to take place on Tuesday evening at 22:00hrs.
Please call the following numbers:
Head Office switchboard: 01332 854000888 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)
Charter department: 0844 244 7040 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
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