Updates: *We have reached our primary goal of 500 messages to Deri - let's reach 700 to save Sandra.
*Thanks to our campaign, MP Michal Rozin has appealed to Deri about the case. (1.3.2016)
*Sandra was abducted to Israel by human traffickers, forced into prostitution and suffered brutal rape. Against all odds, she succeeded in rehabilitating her life. But now, almost 20 years on, the State of Israel insists on deporting her and devastating the new life she has painstakingly rebuilt for herself.
According to treaties signed by Israel and following government decisions, the state is obligated to provide victims of trafficking the opportunity to rehabilitate. But Israel’s Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv is refusing to hand over Sandra’s request to the humanitarian committee that could allow her to stay, and as such is sentencing her to deportation. The organizations supporting Sandra have appealed to change this decision, and they believe that a widespread public call to the Minister of the Interior, Aryeh Deri, will save her life. Sandra herself is asking for our help - let’s not disappoint her:
Send Minister Deri an email now, and ask that he resolve Sandra’s status.
When the state wanted Sandra to testify against the man who raped her, it solicited her to return from abroad, where she was undergoing rehabilitation. Now - when there is no longer any use for her and after her Israeli partner passed away, the State of Israel is in a rush to get rid of her. But Sandra has nowhere to go. She has been living here almost half her life, and her family in her country of origin has renounced contact with her.
For the past seven years, Sandra has remained outside the cycle of prostitution and drugs: she studies, works and even volunteers to aid women in prostitution. If deported, the support system that Sandra has built for herself with much effort will collapse, and she herself views deportation as a “death sentence”. The Minister of the Interior has the authority to resolve her status:
*Sandra’s real name is reserved for her protection.
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