|A distressed Sawari is unable to stop authorities deporting him|
Iranian refugee Loghman Sawari has been deported but not
The 21 year old was on his way to court yesterday to make his case when he was snatched, taken to the airport and put on a plane reportedly back to Papua New Guinea.
|International outcry on his behalf fails to stop deportation|
International media say Sawari rung a friend and told him: "I'm in a plane and they are sending me back. They arrested me and beat me."
He is also said to have told a trauma worker at the airport: "There is no humanity in the world."
Sawari had no chance to fight the officers who grabbed him.
By the time his lawyer got to the airport, security forces already had him in Departures.
|Bundled through to Departures|
"The way they did things, it was almost like special forces jumping out of nowhere, making the whole atmosphere so aggressive," said Singh.
"It was totally uncalled for," he said.
"Serious criminals walk free in this country whereas asylum seekers, genuine refugees, are treated like criminals."
Refugee groups have criticised the decision to deport him saying Fiji has failed to honour its role as a signatory to the United Nations convention on refugees.
Fiji says Sawari was deported because he failed to make an application.
Ravinda Singh rejects this insisting an arrangement had been made with Director of Immigration, Nemani Vuniwaqa, for Sawari to lodge yesterday instead of earlier.
Aswhin Raj, the director of the Human Rights and anti-Discriminiation Commission, was helping Singh with his application.
Raj says Fiji should review its immigration and border control and blamed Australia for failing in its responsibilities towards refugees.