The ongoing tough treatment of asylum seeker is directly impacting
on students including the detentions and deportation of student asylum
seekers. Two important cases need immediate action:
Ansari is an Afghan refugee studying at St Johns College
Oxford. He fled the Taliban in 2001. During his time in the UK, he gained
two As and a B in physics, maths and computing at the City of Bristol
Home Office is trying to deport him and his brother Wali back to Afghanistan,
claiming it is now safe for them to return. Oxfam, Save the Children
and Amnesty International dispute this.
was going to be deported last Sunday. The ‘Keep Azim in Oxford’
campaign is urgently calling for anti-racists to sign the online petition
and send letters to the Home Office calling for Azim to be allowed to
stay. Model letters are available from www.keepaziminoxford.org.uk
a Biochemistry student in the Medical School at Newcastle University
is facing imminent deportation to Nigeria. He is currently being held
at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre after last month, being arrested
and detained under the asylum and immigration act as he was travelling
to an exam.
Students at Newcastle are calling for the Home Office to review Courage's
case favourably and allow him to be free to continue his studies here
in Britain. He has fresh evidence to support his asylum claim but cannot
access it as he is in detention.
is a petition please email it around widely. Add your support and return
it to SAAR, c/o NAAR, 28 Commercial St, London E1 6LS.
Let Courage Idiagbonya stay petition