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Tunnel walker’s hearing near

Issue No. 2491

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Protest outside the court last month (Pic: Socialsit Worker)

Three refugees who walked through the Channel Tunnel will appear at Canterbury Crown Court next month.

The hearing of Sudanese refugee Abdul Rahman Haroun is on Thursday 3 March, and that of young Iranians Payam Moradi Mirhessari and Fardin Vahdani the next day.

The judge will decide whether Abdul Haroun’s case will be thrown out or proceed to trial.

Payam and Fardin are being held on remand in Elmley Prison, where they feel isolated and lonely. They are shocked to find themselves locked up, having expected to find sanctuary in Britain.

Journalist Ambrose Musiyiwa has started a petition calling for the charges against Abdul Haroun to be dropped. The date for the potential trial is 20 June—also the first day of Refugee Week.

If the charges are not dropped we hope to have thousands of signatures by that date.



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Tue 16 Feb 2016, 16:07 GMT
Issue No. 2491
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