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Refugee protests

Issue No. 1916

MORE than 150 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday in support of a Kurdish asylum seeker who had been on hunger strike for over 40 days.

The day before, Naseh Ghafor agreed to come off his hunger strike as a result of the support he had received.

“We will continue to fight to defend his right to stay, starting with a lobby of home secretary David Blunkett’s surgery on 11 September,” said a member of Sheffield Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers.

Speakers at the rally included Martin Mayer from the TGWU union, a leader of the victorious strike at South Yorkshire’s First Bus company.


Send messages of support to Sheffield Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, c/o Sheffield TUC, Trades and Labour Club, Talbot Street entrance, Sheffield S2 2TG, or phone 07787 146 690.

CAMPAIGNERS WILL be lobbying asylum seeker Tham Sarki’s immigration appeal hearing next week.

Tham fled Nepal in 2001. More than 1,000 letters have been sent to David Blunkett asking him to let Tham stay.

The lobby is on Wednesday 1 September at 9.30am at Taylor House, 88 Rosebery Avenue, London (Angel tube)

  • Phone Pat on 07752 510 979 or e-mail tham_sarki_

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    Sat 28 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
    Issue No. 1916
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