The Jordanian authorities have informed three Syrian refugees of their intention to deport them from the kingdom within 14 days, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Syrian tweeters and activists interacted extensively with the news, especially that among them was the former detainee in Syrian prisons, Hasna Hariri, nicknamed “Khansa Horan.”
The Syrian Observatory has warned of the danger of Hariri being arrested by the Syrian regime, if it is forced to return.
Al-Hariri added, through an audio recording on WhatsApp, shared by Twitter users, that the deportation list included Ibrahim Qasim Al-Hariri and the activist Rafat Al-Salkhadi.
Hariri was previously arrested by the Syrian regime in 2012, and was released during a prisoner exchange deal between the opposition forces and the regime.
At the beginning of the protests in Syria, Hariri lost her husband, brothers, two sons, and other members of her family, who came from the city of Daraa, in southern Syria. Activists called her “Khansa Horan”, in reference to the ancient Arab poet who was known to mourn her brothers Sakhr and Muawiyah.
Concern about the fate of Syrian opponents in Arab countries
Activists have widely condemned Jordan’s decision to deport Hariri, and some referred to international refugee agreements, which would “prevent the return of refugees to their countries for fear of persecution,” accusing the Jordanian government of “violating” international treaties.
Tweeters also launched hashtags No_To deportationHasna Al-Hariri and # Khansa_Houran to express their support for the cause of the Syrian woman, and in an attempt to persuade the Jordanian authorities to reverse the deportation decision.
Tweeters expressed their concern about the fate of the Syrian refugees residing in Arab countries, especially those opposed to the Syrian regime, fearing that Hariri’s deportation would constitute a “precedent” for other cases in which Arab governments may deport opponents of the Syrian regime, as they may be subjected to “persecution and arrest upon their arrival in the Syrian territories.” “.
There has been no official comment from the Jordanian authorities stating the reasons for the decision to deport Hariri and other refugees from Jordan.