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Over twenty people gathered in central Cardiff on Wednesday to coincide with the ‘ethnic charter flight‘ that deported Nigerian families at 6pm. There was also protests by Stop Deportation Network in London and Residents Against Racism in Dublin.
We distributed hundreds of copies of a leaflet explaining ’ethnic charter flights’, our opposition to them and deportations in general with specific reference to Nigeria. The was no police presence and the reaction from people passing by was Read the rest of this entry »
No Borders South Wales supports Constance Nzeneu in her campaign against the forced deportation of her and her son Andreas from Cardiff to Cameroon.
Please see our campaign page for more information and to find out how you can help in her fight against deportation.
Constance Nzeneu & her 5 month old son Andreas face imminent deportation to Cameroon following the Home Office’s rejection of her asylum claim.
Constance fled Cameroon over two years ago when her father tried to force her into an arranged marriage which would have meant undergoing Female Genital Mutilation, which is widespread there. When Constance refused him, the ‘fiancee’ took her to court. Knowing she would lose, Constance left her family home. A search warrant was issued, involving the police. Her father also put an announcement in a national newspaper offering a reward to anyone who returned her to the family because if the marriage didn’t go ahead they would owe the ‘fiancee’ the dowry money & be shamed within the community.
Constance faces a dangerous & uncertain future if she is forcibly deported to Cameroon. There will be recriminations from the police, the court, the ‘fiancee’ & her family. Constance has said she will fight until she & her son Andreas, who was born in the UK, are allowed to stay.
Constance’s case is not unique. The UK government, which prides itself on its supposed humanitarian character, arbitrarily deports tens of thousands of people every year, back to places where they face persecution, torture & often murder, all in the name of ‘managed migration’.
This article appeared in Gagged! #21