Eddie Mubiru, Still Here - Judge advises SSHD to reconsider Claim
In the High Court of Justice Queens Bench Division Administrative Court
In the matter of an application for Judicial Review Friday 31st August 2012
Eddie Mubiru versus SSHD - On the application for interim relief
Following consideration of the documents lodged by the Claimant
The Honourable Mr Justice Lindblom orders
1. The Defendant's removal directions dated 21 August 2012 for removal on 3rd September 2012 are hereby stayed,
2. The Defendant is not to remove the Claimant from the United Kingdom until further order.
3. The Defendant has liberty to apply to vary or set aside this order on not less than 24 hours' written notice to the Claimant's solicitors,
In the light of the submissions now made on behalf of the Claimant, and perhaps generously to him, I think that to refuse the stay now sought would be inconsistent with the observations made by Blair J explaining the order he made on 8 August 2012. The Defendant ought to consider whether, in view of the conclusions about the Claimant's scarring and mental condition that are expressed in Dr Spencer's report of 22 August 2012, she wishes to go ahead with his removal from the United Kingdom.
Signed: Honourable Mr Justice Lindblom
Many thanks to all who signed my online petition:
Eddie Mubiru <email@example.com>
Freedom and Asylum Now for Eddie Mubiru
British Government threatens to deport me to face torture and death.
I am a gay victim of torture from Uganda now facing a fourth attempt by the UKBA to deport me to further persecution and torture and possible death. The UKBA is doing this even though I now have a Medico-Legal report confirming that I am a victim of torture.
Now the UKBA plans to deport me to Uganda on Monday 3rd September, @ 15:00 hrs on Egypt Air flight MS778.
Online Petition - You Can Sign Here . . . .
Essential Tools for Anti-Deportation Campaigners - Freedom House
Freedom House have published their country reports for 2012, contain lots of up to date information that can be used by representatives for asylum claims.
More importantly for campaigners, each report contains a brief summary of any colonization. All the countries of Africa and South America, were at some time subject to colonization by, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Italy:
Scroll down page to: Details/Country reports/ and click for full list
Lesbians In Detention Launch Online Campaign For Justice
Asylum Now for Aderonke, Alice and Freda - Freedom Now!
Enough is Enough! Online Petition - Please Sign here . . . . .
Stop Deporting Lesbians & Gay Men to Face Torture and Death.
This petition has been launched by Movement for Justice working with the 3 women who are currently detained in Yarls Wood detention centre. Aderonke, Alice & Freda have been organising from inside Yarl's Wood to get signatures on their petition from other detainees and make their fight known in the press and public eye.
Homophobic abuse is more common than most people think. 1 in 3 LGBT people have experienced some kind of homophobic attack. Help to stamp out homophobia now!
Please help us to get justice - we face deportation orders from the UKBA back to our different and various Homophobic African countries namely Nigeria, Cameroon and Uganda where Homosexuality is criminalised and widely frowned at by the society.
The UKBA is subjecting us to mental and emotional torture. It refuses to accept that we are lesbians, despite all the bundles of evidences we have provided, but it is fully aware that we are being abused just because we are lesbians by some of the detainees in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre who come from our own countries. That will make us more vulnerable to persecution if we are deported.
The UKBA is cynically exposing us to this abuse, which includes repeated verbal insults and serial humiliation that has become physically threatening.
The UKBA allows a pastor to operate in Yarl's Wood who constantly uses derogatory words and prayers against LGBT people. The UKBA is responsible for allowing this pastor (Pastor Fatima) to whip up homophobia in Yarl's Wood, and it knows that this is just the tip of the iceberg of the tortures we will be exposed to if we are deported from Britain.
These include risks such as community violence, rape, extortion and other forms of sexual assault particularly if imprisoned if following been forcefully returned to these hostile Homophobic environments.
We are particularly at danger of being killed by members of the society as we will not be able to get protection from the governments of our individual country who already criminalise Homosexuality - our sexual orientation.
Please sign our petition and help us spread the word...
Aderonke Apata / Alice Nji / Freda Nsumba
Garden Court Chambers - Immigration Law Bulletin - Issue 289
Removal Stayed - Sana Husnain Remains in Detention
High Court Judge in London stopped her flight to allow a full JR of her case which is wonderful news. Now we have to persuade UKBA that Sana is immediately released from detention and returned to her community, so that her baby is born in freedom.
On behalf of Sana and everyone here at Open Door North East our thanks for all the support Sana has received.
Paul Catterall / Open Door North East
Sanctuary for Sana Husnain and her Unborn Baby
Sana Husnain, a young Pakistani woman, 27 weeks pregnant, currently in detention at Yarl's Wood IRC. Faces a serious risk of honour-based violence from her family should she be forcibly returned to Pakistan on Tuesday 28th August by Charter Flight @ 23:25 hrs.
What You Can Do to Help
1) Email/Fax Theresa May, Home Secretary
Ask her exercise her discretionary powers to stop the forced removal of Sana Husnain. Download model letter <Sana Husnain TM.doc> You can copy, amend or write your own version - if you do please remember to include the following: Sana Husnain (HO Ref: H1238349) due to be forcibly returned to Pakistan on Tuesday 28th August by Charter Flight @ 23:25 hrs.
Rt. Hon Theresa May, MP
Secretary of State for the Home Office,
2 Marsham St
London SW1 4DF
Fax: 020 7035 4745
"CIT - Treat Official" <CITTO@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk>
2) Email/Fax Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister: Ask him to intervene with the Home Secretary Theresa May to stop the forced removal of Sana Husnain. Download model letter <SanaHusnainNC.doc>. You can copy, amend or write your own version - if you do please remember to include the following: Sana Husnain (HO Ref: H1238349) a due to be forcibly returned to Pakistan on Tuesday 28th August by Charter Flight @ 23:25 hrs.
Nick Clegg - Deputy Prime Minister's Office
Tel: 020 7276 0527
Fax: 020 7276 0514
Barclays makes £500m betting on food crisis
Outrage as bank revealed to be major speculator while millions face starvation. Barclays has made as much as half a billion pounds in two years from speculating on food staples such as wheat and soya, prompting allegations that banks are profiting handsomely from the global food crisis.
Barclays is the UK bank with the greatest involvement in food commodity trading and is one of the three biggest global players, along with the US banking giants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, research from the World Development Movement points out.
The extent of Barclays' involvement in food speculation comes to light as new figures from the World Bank show that global food prices hit an all-time high in July, with poor harvests in the US and Russia pushing up the average worldwide cost of staples by an unprecedented 10 per cent in a month.
Read more: Tom Bawden, Indpendent, 01/09/12
International Day of the Disappeared - Thursday 30th August
The families of countless people all over the world who went missing in connection with armed conflict and other emergencies are enduring painful uncertainty as they remain without news of their loved ones.
While the authorities concerned have an obligation under international humanitarian law to do everything in their power to determine what happened to those who went missing, a greater commitment needs to be made to help the families of the missing overcome the difficulties confronting them in their daily lives, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today in the run-up to the International Day of the Disappeared, 30 August.
"The scars that war leaves on relatives of missing persons and their communities are deep," said Marianne Pecassou, who heads the activities carried out by the ICRC for the families of missing persons. "People who don't know whether those who have vanished are alive or dead are leading lives of uncertainty. In some cases, they have been waiting for decades, and it often happens that they suffer from emotional and social isolation. Sometimes, they're even shunned as bearers of bad luck, and women can be stigmatized because they are left without the protection of a male family member."
Importantly, the families themselves often find ways, with or without help, to overcome these challenges, such as by bringing people together to honour the memory of missing persons, or by performing alternative death rituals. By keeping their missing relatives present in their hearts and minds, the families ensure that they do not disappear entirely.
Read more: Reliefweb, 29/08/12
Indian court finds 32 guilty in deadly Gujarat riots
A court convicted a former government minister and 31 other people for their part in the anti-Muslim riots that shook the western state of Gujarat 10 years ago.
More than 1,100 people, almost all Muslims, died when Hindu mobs rampaged through towns and villages after a train fire killed 60 Hindu pilgrims in February 2002. Hindu mobs, convinced Muslims began the fire, rampaged through towns and villages burning Muslim homes and businesses. The state government, controlled by the Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, was accused of not doing enough to stop the violence and even stoking it
Source: Indpendent, Thursday 30 August 2012
Miners charged with murder – of colleagues shot dead by police
State prosecutors have charged 270 strikers arrested at Marikana platinum mine with the murder of 34 colleagues. The arrests went ahead despite confirmation that the victims were shot dead by police, in the latest setback to prospects of peace in the South African mining industry.
Read more: Indpendent, Alex Duval Smith, Thursday 30 August 2012
100 Asylum-Seeker Refugees on Hunger Strike in Australia
Up to 100 asylum-seekers in detention in Australia were on hunger strike Sunday after being informed they would be transferred to a remote Pacific island under a tough new refugee policy.
An immigration department spokesman said "around 100" asylum-seekers being held at the Christmas Island detention centre had launched the strike on Saturday night after they were told they would be sent to Nauru.
Read More: Daily Times Pakistan, 27/08/12
In a recent interview with the I newspaper, David Blunkett has declared his intention to 'donate his brain to the scientific project, "Brains for Dementia Research".
This unselfish act is to be highly commended, given that Blunkett was one of the most demented Home Secretaries to serve in the last hundred years.
However, I must express my deep disappointment that Blunkett's charitable donation is not an immediate gift, but the 'Brains for Dementia Research' project are forced to wait until Blunkett's death to receive the bequest.
This appears to me to be pure selfishness on Blunkett's part to unreasonably delay this donation.
Keith Rose HMP Whitemoor Longhill Rd March Cambs PElS OPR
(As Home Secretary 2001/2004 he deported tens of thousands of asylum seekers/migrants, tried in vain to stop the National Lottery giving £350,000 to NCADC)
Kenya Clashes Result In At Least 48 Deaths
Hundreds of farmers attacked a village, killing at least 48 people in southeastern Kenya in an escalation of clashes between the farming and pastoral communities over land and resources, an official said on Wednesday. Some people were burned to death in their houses, while others were hacked to death or shot with arrows, said Tana river region police chief Joseph Kavoo.
The majority of those killed were women and children, said area resident Said Mgeni. He said the attacks began on Wednesday at dawn when about 200 people belonging to the Pokomo ethnic group raided a village in the Riketa area and torched all the houses belonging to the Orma, a pastoral community.
Read more: guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 22 August 2012