Tatchell: Deportation of LGBT refugees continues

“Deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers are continuing; despite government pledges to ensure fairer treatment,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the London-based human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “Traumatised refugees who have fled homophobic intimidation and violence should not be subjected to removal to countries where they are at risk […]

Asylum Seekers' Update

On International Women’s Day we got the fantastic news that Amanpreet Kaur was released from detention in Yarl’s Wood IRC.  Ms Kaur is a lesbian woman who was detained for three months and twice threatened with imminent removal when the authorities refused to let her make an asylum claim based on the persecution she fears […]

Deportation Flight Cancelled

The proposed deportation of  Amanpreet Kaur this morning did not go ahead. Amanpreet is a Punjabi Sikh who was to be deported today (1st March) pending the outcome of a judicial review. She is a lesbian who is currently in Yarlswood detention centre where she had a wedding ceremony with her partner Dara, a Punjabi Muslim. […]

Gay Ugandan Wins 11th hour Reprieve

Following consistent intervention, Felix Wamala will not be deported to his native Uganda tonight. The deportation has been deferred while the Borders agency investigate allegations made over the previous deportation attempt. The news was given to Felix by his constituency MP Stephen Timms, who has worked with his team during the holiday period to secure a […]