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Stop Deportation of Amanpreet Kaur

Issue No. 2292

Amanpreet Kaur is a Punjabi Sikh who is due to be deported today (Thursday) 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. Amanpreet has been refused the right to claim asylum and the UK Border Agency are refusing to accept that she and Dara are lesbians.

Amanpreet has been suffering from mental illness, she has cut her wrists and refused food. On one occasion when she was banging her head against the wall she had her breasts grabbed by an officer while others laughed at her. It is not acceptable that Amanpreet should have to 'prove' that she is a lesbian in order to have her claim for asylum taken seriously. Please urgently email Theresa May at [email protected] to insist that this deportation is halted.

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Thu 1 Mar 2012, 10:16 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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