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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

If you would like to support the work of LGBT Asylum News, please consider making a donation. See http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2011/07/do-you-come-here-often-please-support.html

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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  1. [...] Deportation of Gay Ugandan Halted by Left Outside     September 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm Despite being “obviously gay”, and suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from his treatment in Uganda, until two weeks ago Robert Segwanyi was to be deported. This has now been halted ‘due to complexity and merits of the case’ and the dangers Robert would face were he to be deported to Uganda, home to the infamous “Kill the Gays” Bill (read the full e-mail from LGBT Asylum News here). [...]

  2. [...] year I wrote about a campaign to save Robert Segwanyi from deportation. The campaign was ultimately successful and Robert was saved. Unfortunately, it [...]

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