The first step in the case on fight for the rights of the foreign students.
On May 26, 2011 Donetsk Court of Appeal cancelled a court decision of the first instance. The decision of Department of Citizenship, Immigration and Registration of Physical Person (DCIRPP) MOI of Ukraine in Luhansk region about the expel of Nigerian student, ban on entry the territory of Ukraine for the term of one year was recognized as illegal one. The court also accepted illegal actions conducted by the workers of DCIRPP on dactyloscopy of the student, which preceded the decision making on his expel and it obliged them to exclude the fingerprints of Kennet from the card index and to abolish them. However, the court did not satisfied request on compensation of moral and material lesion caused to Kennet because of illegal actions of DCIRPP.
This success is just the first step in the case on fight for the rights of the foreign students in general and especially in Kennet’s case. Project “No borders” will represent the student’s interests in the case against Luhansk State Medical University and will try to receive compensation from DCIRPP.
Kennet Onozhet – student from Nigeria has been studying at Luhansk State Medical University (LSMU) since 2007. In autumn 2010 workers of DCIRPP MOI in Luhansk region made illegal decision to expel from the territory of Ukraine in a compulsory way and ban the entry to Ukraine for the term of one year as a result of his unwillingness to pay bribes. After this Administration of LSMU informed him about his expulsion from university for some mythical “break of discipline”.