The sans-papiers who went on a hunger strike this spring to force Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Sammy Mahdi (CD&V) to give papers is once again rumbling.
- Both PS and the green want Mahdi, but also the top man of the Immigration Department, Freddy Roosemont, questioning the file. Want to start the days with lawyers the activists and their Daniel Alliet, the hunger strikers their action, their story in the media: that both Mahdi and Roosemont made promises to regularize many files, once the strike would stop. That duo completely contradicts that.
- In French-speaking Belgium that story is heard a lot, attack on the Flemish side The morning a version on her front page, the activists could also plead their case in De Zevende Dag.
- This week a hearing will take place behind closed doors, which will include Roosemont, but also Mahdi himself. then die originated with the four who blame the duo of ‘breaking words’: lawyers Alexis Deswaef and Marie-Pierre de Buisseret, the coordinator of the Civic Platform BXL Refugees Mehdi Kassou, and the priest of the Beguinage Church Daniël Alliët.
- In the corridors, CD&V men are making a case that Mahdi does not intend to give in once to pressure from his government partners. “Mahdi’s cabinet is near the Palace: it is not far, if necessary, to go and resign if one wants to force him again.”