UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker set to be deported tomorrow
A Ugandan asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of imprisonment if she is sent home is scheduled to be deported tomorrow.
The 30-year-old is still due to be deported from the UK tomorrow – despite a pending judicial review application at the High Court.
It is feared she could be attacked, tortured or detained if returned to Uganda.
She said earlier today: “I don’t want to go back. My family has disowned me. My friends know I’m a lesbian. I’m afraid if I go back I’ll be put in prison.
“People will attack me. They’ll stone me. I’m just scared. I can’t sleep at night, I’m so scared I will die.”
The African LGBTI Out and Proud Diamond Group (OPDG) believes her treatment amounts to a “miscarriage of justice” by the Home Office.
A previous failed attempt to deport Ms Nakigudde on 17 May resulted in her collapsing whilst boarding a plane, OPDG said.
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