Exposed to a new obligation to leave the territory, two high school girls from Aristide-Briand are fighting with their families alongside high school students and teachers of their institution.
Naomi and Ruth Tshibangu are respectively in first and second year at the Aristide-Briand high school in Évreux Exemplary pupils, they are schooled in Evreux since their arrival in France, 5 years ago. The two sisters and their families fled the Democratic Republic of Congo “for reasons of freedom of expression”. “The whole family was in danger,” explains Thierry Catan. Professor of philosophy in the school, the teacher took part, Thursday noon, in a support movement organized in the schoolyard. A peaceful picnic to discuss the situation of Naomi and Ruth and collect testimonials from students and teachers.
Threatened with expulsion for the second time
Already threatened by an Obligation to leave French territory (OQTF), issued a year ago by the prefecture of Eure , the family of Naomi and Ruth had appealed the decision in court. A few months after having won the right to remain in the territory, the prefect, tenacious, has taken a new decree of deportation to the border.
Unthinkable for the friends and teachers of the two sisters and their families who decided to support them by bringing their testimonies to the file as a new appeal judgment is being prepared.
Just over three weeks from the date of the judgment, all mention exemplary students and parents involved in the life of the institution. “Many teachers have agreed to testify. The principal undertook to attest to the seriousness and diligence of the two students. It may be enough for Naomi to reach her dreams. In First L “to deepen French”, she already masters English and Chinese and aims a career in communication.