British flight to take illegal immigrants to Rwanda has been suspended by the European Court of Human Rights

The flight to take illegal immigrants from the UK to Rwanda was canceled on Tuesday after a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 14 that anyone who illegally invaded Britain, including those crossing the British Straits in small boats, could move to the African country of Rwanda. The British government said the move was needed to stop trafficking.

Immigration supporters claim the policy is inhumane and illegal, but a British court has issued a provisional injunction to suspend the flight of Rwanda, which was scheduled to take off on Tuesday night. I rejected the request.

However, the flight landed after the ECHR said it had given urgent interim measures to the Iraqi people who were supposed to fly.

Officials said they should not be taken to Rwanda until three weeks after the domestic final decision was made in the ongoing judicial review process.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel described the ECHR’s intervention as “very surprising,” but argued that the government would not be deterred.

She states: “We do the right thing and do not hesitate to carry out plans to control the borders of the country. Our legal team is considering all the decisions made on this flight and: Preparations for the flight are about to begin. “

The main opposition Labor Party said the ministers were the only ones responsible for what happened.

“They just wanted to hold the line and someone else accountable, so they pushed ahead with policies that they knew were infeasible, unethical, and incredibly expensive,” Kage said. Interior Minister Yvette Cooper said.

Earlier, Johnson emphasized the legal profession as the main cause of opposition to Rwanda’s policies, suggesting that lawyers trying to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants are “betting on the work of criminal gangs.”

Talking to Sky News on Wednesday, Labor and Pension Minister Therese Coffey said the government was “very confident” that the next deportation flight to Rwanda would proceed.

The Rwandan government, which agreed to accept illegal immigrants in partnership with Britain, also said it was “not blocked by these developments.”

Government spokeswoman Yolande Makoro said: The current situation of those on a dangerous journey cannot be continued because it causes immense suffering to so many people.

“Rwanda is ready to accept immigrants when they arrive and provide security and opportunities to our country.”

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan