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Defend Guy Njike

by Sara Hall
Issue No. 2090

University of London students and alumni gathered at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on Thursday of last week to protest against the decision to deport London graduate Guy Njike to Cameroon where he could face torture.

The students dressed up as judges and immigration officials. They held up a scoreboard indicating that the asylum system had failed Guy on all accounts. Nearly 1,500 people, including Lord Joffe, Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, have backed a petition asking the home secretary to stop the deportation.

Guy Njike said, “My life has been blown apart. I can’t believe they put me in prison like a criminal. The one thing which gave me strength in detention was to think about all your support and what you are doing for me.”

His friends, colleagues and supporters have vowed to continue the fight.

Please sign the petition at » www.ipetition.com/petition/ stopdeportationofguy/index.html

For more information go to » stopdeportationofguy.wordpress.com


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Tue 26 Feb 2008, 18:57 GMT
Issue No. 2090
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