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Mauritius: The Reunionese Catherine Boudet still threatened with expulsion from the Mauritian territory

Mauritius: The Reunionese Catherine Boudet still threatened with expulsion from the Mauritian territory
The Reunionese, Catherine Boudet, poet, academic and journalist has experienced yesterday Thursday 10 October 2013 a tiring day for the nerves after receiving an official mail stating her expulsion from the Mauritian territory.

Visiting in the morning the services of immigration at Port Louis for more information, informed on-site that she has a delay of 24 hours to comply with the decision of the authorities.

Catherine Boudet was even "restraint" in the premises of immigration for a few hours before recovering her freedom about 12:30 after the urgent intervention by his lawyer Errikson Mooneapillay.

For the man of law, procedures have not been met in this case since according to him before expelling a person that person to be expelled after receiving a legal document must be presented before a magistrate with a necessary delay between the two obligations (legal document and presentation before a magistrate).

An online petition posted on 8 October and which will then be sent to the Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, calls for mobilization on the canvas to defend the rights of Catherine Boudet. 674 people have already signed the petition.

"We urge the aforementioned bodies to demonstrate that we are indeed in a state of law in Mauritius. We ask that the constitutional and human Human Rights of Catherine Boudet are respected, and that everything provides the legal framework it is guaranteed anytime, including her right to remain on the territory of Mauritius and obtain a work permit, "said the petition.

As a reminder, Catherine Boudet, bleached in late August by justice Mauritian for disclosure of false news against the French historian Stéphane Sinclair, was informed last Friday that she was "in an illegal situation" in Mauritius and that she had to leave as soon as the Mauritian territory, as relates the site.
However, according to Mr. Errikson Mooneapillay authorities did not follow legal procedures in the case of his client, while specifying that Catherine Boudet will adhere to the Mauritian law, but that the Immigration services must do the same.

Following its development, services of Immigration would for the time changed their minds and have suspended the application of the procedure for expulsion of the Mauritian territory aiming Catherine Boudet, as indicated by the newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.

Catherine Boudet had also claimed, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1,250,000 euros (RS 50 million) in damages for "illegal arrest and detention" and had warned the State of Mauritius.

The reunion Catherine Boudet, who had no passport, what amounted to a residency in Mauritius, had seen the charges against it scratched, Thursday, August 29, 2013, by the magistrate of the Court of Mapou, who had estimated that the police investigation was botched.

Fabrice François

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