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Asylum seekers

Issue No. 1980

Zimbabwean asylum seekers Thando Dube and Amanda Sibiya were on their 35th day of hunger strike at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre at the beginning of this week.

Two other hunger strikers, Patricia and Patience Zondi, ended their hunger strike recently when they were released on bail.

Thando and Amanda need medical help and refuge from oppression, not more detention and threats of expulsion.

Write to Tony McNulty, Immigration Minister, Home Office, 3rd Floor, Peel Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF.

For information about these cases go to

Courage Idiagbonya, a leading Student Respect activist at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, is facing the threat of deportation back to Nigeria — a country he was forced to flee after facing death threats for his activism.

He faces a judicial review in London on Friday 16 December at 10am, where he has been denied legal representation on a technicality. If he loses the review, campaigners fear the authorities might force him onto a plane to deport him immediately.

Protest against the threat to deport Courage Idiagbonya. Assemble 10am, Friday 16 December, outside the Royal Court of Justice, The Strand, London WC2.

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Sat 10 Dec 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1980
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