Good news update about ‘Save gay Ugandan Robert Segwanyi!’

From the inbox:

UPDATE: Robert was released from detention last week – We now know why.

His case was accepted as not being suitable for the fast track deportation procedure and this was ‘due to complexity and merits of the case’ – a complete turn around in attitude by the British Home Office!

His asylum application is still refused but has been accepted as a fresh claim with a right of appeal. Robert’s lawyers have now lodged an appeal and Robert’s case will be in court 2 October.

This would not be happening if a campaign had not happened for Robert. He would be on a plane to Uganda and we would be organising protection from violence and extortion at the airport and then a safe house as he could have been picked up by police and re-imprisoned.

LGBT Asylum News thanks everyone who has helped and pays tribute to the office of Mike Hancock MP, Joe at change.org and Ugandan refugee John Bosco in particular.

See http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2011/08/action-alert-help-save-gay-ugandan.html for updates on Robert’s case

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Excellent news.

A big shout out to my MP Rushanara Ali, who swiftly contacted the Home Office expressing her concern after I brought this to her attention. Thank you!

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