Syrian refugees win landmark legal case to enter UK from “The Jungle”
Jan 25, 2016 11:21 PM EST
Four Syrian refugees won on Wednesday a landmark legal case that would allow them to enter London from "The Jungle." Winning the legal battle opens up opportunities for other refugees in Calais camp to hopefully get in to Britain.
BT reported that the Syrians were three teenagers and one 26-year-old man who are suffering severe mental health illnesses. The British court ruled that they should be brought to London from the refugee camp in Calais. They will arrive in London and will be reunited with their family members at King's Cross station.
Breaking News wrote that it was an emotional moment in King's Cross, where relatives of the four Syrian refugees and some 100 other people welcomed them with balloons and banners. One of the brothers of the refugee, who is only known by the name Ahmed, said he has been separated with his younger sibling for almost two years.
According to the Daily Mail UK, one of the teenage refugees was so thankful and even sees his case as hope for those who seek to enter UK legally and safely. The 17-year-old, who is only known as Mohammad, along with the three others, will remain in Britain while they process their asylum applications.
His legal team used human rights legislation to prove that the intolerable conditions in The Jungle would exacerbate their mental conditions. He game a message to those who are still in refugee camps in France saying, "Have faith. There is a way to come here legally and safely."
"I feel so thankful because I would never have imagined I would be reunited with my brother," said Mohammad. "I thank every person who was part of this process - they have saved lives. They have saved people from death ... I thank Britain as a whole."
This legal case is definitely groundbreaking; as it helped the refugees bypass the French authorities. The lawyers argued that due to the bureaucratic delays in France, it would best to bring the cases to UK.