Quai d’Orsay - Communiqué - False Information (5 April 2019)

Since yesterday morning, a Twitter campaign has highlighted France’s supposed refusal to grant a visa to a Sudanese asylum-seeker, Mohamed Azhari.

The email that supposedly provides evidence for this campaign is fake.

We are paying the utmost attention to this case, as we do for all visa applications in asylum cases. Mr. Azhari was asked to fill out a specific form that is required for all visa applications in asylum cases. We have not received a response.

This episode illustrates how important it is, before forwarding false information in the heat of emotion, to check with the institutions in question.