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Urgent Action: Ahmed H. must be allowed to return home

Ahmed H. has been separated from his Cypriot wife and two daughters for almost four years. In September 2015, he was imprisoned in Hungary and wrongfully convicted for “complicity in an act of terrorism” in a blatant misapplication of Hungary’s counter-terrorism laws. Ahmed H. was conditionally released on 19 January 2019 and is being held in immigration detention in Hungary. As he is a Syrian national he is at risk being forcibly returned to Syria, a country that is not safe. Cyprus must allow his return home to be reunited with his family. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Greek to:


Minister of Interior
Constantinos Petrides
Ministry of Interior
PO Box 25196
1307 Nicosia
Salutation: Dear Minister


And copies to: 

President of the Republic of Cyprus
Nicos Anastasiades 
President of the Republic of Cyprus 
Presidential Palace 
1400 Nicosia, Cyprus 
Salutation: Dear Mr President


Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs  
Nikos Christodoulides 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Presidential Palace Avenue 
1447 Nicosia, Cyprus 
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR EURIPIDES L EVRIVIADES High Commission for the Republic of Cyprus 13 St. James’s Square SW1Y 4LB 020 7321 4100 Fax 020 7321 4164/5

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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