UK: Bail hearing for Jamaican bisexual asylum seeker
A bisexual asylum seeker who is fighting deportation to Jamaica will have a bail hearing on Thursday, campaigners say.
Orashia Edwards, who has lived in Leeds for more than 14 years, claims to be at risk of persecution in Jamaica because of his sexual orientation.
He was refused permission to stay in the UK by Home Secretary Theresa May in December last year.
Leeds No Borders, who campaign on behalf of LGBT asylum seekers, said Mr Edwards is scheduled for a bail hearing in Bradford on Thursday at 10am.
Mr Edwards has been detained in Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre for the past month.
He has a young daughter living in the UK along with the rest of his family.
The claims have always been denied by the Home Office.
Violent homophobia and transphobia remains a key problem in Jamaican society.