Nigerian in UK who faces deportation seeks gay asylum

9 years ago by: Ibe Daniel Okereke
(m) at 18-09-2010 06:12PM (9 years ago)

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A Nigerian man who was due to be deported from the UK last night has been given a temporary reprieve.

Hope Nwachukwu, 33, says he was tortured and forced to watch his sisters being despoiled in his home country because he is gay.

He is currently being held at Harmondsworth detention centre and was due to be sent home last night but the Home Office has agreed to postpone the deportation until September 28th while his case is investigated.

The coalition government proposed earlier this year that it would end deportations for asylum seekers who have been persecuted for being gay and the Supreme Court recently ruled that gay asylum seekers cannot be told they can live safely in extremely homophobic countries if they are "discreet".

Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South Iain Stewart intervened in the case last night.

Mr Nwachukwu has been living in Mr Stewar

legodilaka (f) at 18-09-2010 06:17PM
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gay?an igbo ma?lmao
bafyguy (m) at 18-09-2010 08:47PM
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Are u sure he is gay? i think it is a trick to gain assylum in th uk.
Ucynice (m) at 18-09-2010 11:52PM
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onyin (f) at 19-09-2010 02:03AM
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Dan_Fulani (m) at 4-06-2011 09:01AM
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Quote from: legodilaka on 18-09-2010 06:17PM
gay?an igbo ma?lmao

No one knows if he is telling the truth. We will all find out after the
formal investigation. Gays are accepted more freely in european
countries than in Africa. If he is telling the truth, he could be allowed
to stau in UK.

dan fulani