Monday 22 September 2014

An update on Kabran's case and another funding appeal

Kabran was taken to Heathrow on 30th July, but at the eleventh hour his deportation to the Ivory Coast was prevented by the intervention of his solicitor and a judge. After this he was taken to detention in Colnbrook, near Heathrow, and then in Haslar near Portsmouth. He is now (as of three weeks ago) back in Bristol and enjoying being free. Many thanks to everyone who took action on his behalf, whether by signing the petition, lobbying the MP or contacting the airline. This is solidarity in action.

Kabran is still in danger of deportation if his fresh claim for asylum is rejected. We are still trying to raise further funds for legal fees for his case. This may involve a rehearing of Kabran's asylum claim, or a judicial review into the Home Office's handling of the case. The legal fee for the judicial review is £1000. We still need about £850 of this. Kabran has a good case, but we need to ask for your help again. If enough people who read this give £1, £2 or whatever they can afford to our legal fund we can cover this cost. Our legal fund bank details are:
Sort Code  07 00 30
Account No. 6224 2667

We have more plans for the Autumn including some training with Right to Remain to make our campaigning more effective, and more fundraising activities for our campaigns (maybe involving some outdoor music events), so watch this space. If you are interested in taking part in the training, or getting involved in any of our activities, email us on asylumisnotacrime [at] mail [dot] com.

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