ICBU Calls on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Investigate the Safety and Security Regulations of Emirates ِAirlines

Mar 18 2018
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ICBU Calls on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to Investigate the Safety and Security Regulations of Emirates ِAirlines

 

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) called on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to investigate the safety and security systems of Emirates after the killing of the 46-year-old Algerian hostess, Elena Vasileva, after landing at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda last Wednesday.

 

Media sources reported that the hostess opened the emergency door and jumped from the Boeing 777 before the start of the EK730 flight to Dubai from Entebbe and was taken to Kisobe Hospital, about 16 km from the airport, where she died. Emirates Airlines did not elaborate on the incident, which led to the death of the airline’s Bulgarian flight attendant. The Emirates Airline said, “One of our crew fell from an open door during the preparations to board the plane.”

 

ICBU stressed that the circumstances of the incident must be investigated as well as the investigation of Emirates’ security and safety systems. ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, and the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in trafficking in human beings and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.