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UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria

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  1. Completely abhorrent! What does he have to do to prove he’s gay!? Rape a judge… Incompetent!

    1. I was about to make pretty much the same comment, albeit replacing “rape the judge” with “fellate the judge”, but it looks like you beat me to it!

  2. Funny how it seems so easy to deport men like him, but so hard to deport terrorists like Abu Hamza…

    1. Absolutely. But it all goes down to the enormous resources Abu Hamza has to enable him to draw out legal processes. This poor man, not being a rabble-rousing preacher, seems to have little organised support.

    2. Sister Mary Clarence 5 Oct 2012, 1:36pm

      I agree. The point that Abu Hamza and his resources is valid.

      However …. who in this country these days isn’t aware that certain countries have no respect whatsoever for the basic human rights of gay people.

      As a judge he cannot be unaware that the government has indicated it does not support the deportation of gay people to countries where they face the possibility of torture and death.

      1. Thank you so much!

  3. The judge who signed the order should be stoned to death.

    1. Spanner1960 6 Oct 2012, 4:09am

      Why?
      That’s why he is a professional judge and you are an armchair idiot lacking the complete details of the case.

    2. your a idiot

  4. Mumbo Jumbo 5 Oct 2012, 1:29pm

    Sent to:

    public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

    FAO Theresa May, Home Secretary

    Re: Mr Olalekan M Ayelokun

    Dear Mrs May,

    I’m contacting you in respect of Olalekan M Ayelokun who fled from Nigeria eight years ago to escape persecution because of his sexuality.

    As a UK citizen, I’m extremely concerned about this case of a gay man who it seems was denied asylum and is about to be deported to Nigeria because the judge didn’t think he was gay enough.

    I would be grateful if you would give every consideration to stopping Mr Ayelokun’s deportation and issue guidelines as soon as possible on how asylum cases should protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

    Thank you.

  5. Spanner1960 5 Oct 2012, 8:52pm

    And tonight’s match:

    In the Blue corner:
    Nigeria is already among the world’s top oppressors of LGBT people. The maximum punishment for same-sex sexual activity in Nigeria is 14 years’ in jail; in regions under Sharia law this can include a sentence of death by stoning.

    In the Red corner:
    Nigeria is ranked 143 out of 182 countries in Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index. Fraud is endemic from the highest political levels to the man on the street running ‘419 scams’.
    Nigerian people are popularly considered to be the world’s most untrustworthy nation.

    PLACE YOUR BETS PLEASE!

    1. Well, if the guy is gay then I can appreciate how difficult this must be for him (although it’s “interesting” that he came all the way here when there are many poorer countries closer to him which don’t criminalise homosexuality). But we as a society would be pretty foolish to simply take his word for it. Though it may not be fashionable to say this in politically correct circles, there is an extensive history of people from particular countries telling lies in order to get into the UK, and yes, Nigeria provides more of these sorts of people than most other countries.

      If we were to set a precedent of simply believing this guy and saying “Come on in” then that suddenly provides a wonderfully watertight excuse for others from homophobic countries to claim asylum. So we’ve clearly got to be careful. We’re already seen as such a soft touch that we’re a laughing stock and *the* place to come for those trying it on.

      1. Maybe he came here because it’s better to be gay here than gay in Poland or some other place.

  6. I am a friend of Ola, he’s very scared right now & I’m really stressed that they will deport him. Please check out or FB group, petition and most importantly the allout.org campaign. My partner is from Malawi & I know first hand how vile the UK border agency can be (they asked us for pictures of us having sex!)

    Allout campaign:
    http://www.allout.org/Call_Theresa

    Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/uk-government-prevent-deportation-of-gay-nigerian-asylum-seeker-olalekan-m-ayelokun

    Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/370303986368120/

    1. Spanner1960 6 Oct 2012, 4:07am

      So send them a picture.
      I would imagine that would stop the whole thing dead in it’s tracks.

      1. Jason Feather 6 Oct 2012, 2:48pm

        It did for my partner & I, I faxed it to them & he was out the next day (it’s illegal for them to ask for such things). Regarding Ola he has been moved from Colnbrook detention center but they won’t tell me where so I’m worried :-(

  7. GingerlyColors 6 Oct 2012, 6:41am

    Now that Abu Hamza has gone, surely there must be room for a deserving case like Olamiekan Ayelokun. Terrorists from abroad still seem to have more rights than gays.

    1. What about gay terrorists?

      1. This man is not a gay, these nigerians just want to seek asylum in form of beeing gays, many of them are here in Europe tryin to detooth european governments for resident permits so that they do there frauds, these nigerians they dont care, but only maind of doing frauds…..they want to use THE UGANDAN ISSUE. and many of them are flying to uganda so that they can get Ugandan passports, to claim to be from ugandans,……thou many have been cought in transits faking to be ugandans, so european governments should take note of that.

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