Against the background of the Iranian government's violent action against the nationwide protests, Hamburg's Senator for the Interior, Andy Grote (SPD), is hoping for a nationwide freeze on deportations to Iran. He is confident that the interior ministers of the federal states will come to an agreement with the federal government at their autumn conference this Thursday and Friday in Munich, he told the German Press Agency and emphasized: "The leadership in Iran is one of the most archaic and brutal oppressive regimes of the world."
He will therefore work to ensure that deportations to Iran are suspended nationwide for the time being - with the exception of criminals and dangerous people who pose a threat to Germany. Hamburg has not carried out any deportations to Iran in recent years.
According to the interior authorities, more than 10,000 people with Iranian citizenship live in the Hanseatic city. Therefore, the solidarity with the recent protests in Iran is particularly great there, said Grote. "A lot of people who fled Iran found protection and a new home in Hamburg."