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Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures

  • RickoP
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    Put a picture up of Tom Daily up endorsing the link, you’d get 200,00 names in no time on this site :/

    • rapture

      no , they are too busy talking sh*t about how non camp they are , while real atrocities are going on.

  • rapture

    I signed the petition already, I am depressed thinking of what this poor woman is going through.

  • Tristan

    It should be clear to any reasonable person that this woman should not be returned to Nigeria. Surely!?

  • Maryland Kid

    Isn’t this illegal? I thought that Britain refused to extradite people to countries where they are facing penalties that aren’t recognized under British law?

    • Dermot Mac Flannchaidh

      It is my understanding (as someone who is not a British citizen) that the Home Office has been dogged by these kinds of issues, because it has an entrenched culture of assuming all asylum seekers are liars and trying to find the flimsiest reason to deport them.

      • Homo Demon

        It’s not the case of finding the ‘flimsiest excuse’, either someone qualifies for asylum or they do not.

        The culture doesn’t assume that asylum seekers are liars but there is some onus on they to convince the Home Office that they are telling the truth.

        There is an appeals process whereby someone can take the Home Office to an independent tribunal and ultimately they can take the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights.

        I don’t think it’s fair it disparate the British immigration system like that. They may well have got it wrong on this occasion, but the system is not as flimsy as you perhaps suggest. There are multiple mechanism to appeal.

        It would seem that she is still going through the appeals process and the Court will consider her case accordingly, which will be on the basis of evidence that we have not seen.

    • Homo Demon

      It would be unlawful for the UK to deport anyone facing a death sentence, as this would be in contravention of the ‘right to life’ enshrined in UK law by the Human Rights Act.

      I can only assume that the Home Office have concluded that there is not enough evidence to support her claims?

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