Thankfully Ms Saleh and family wasn’t deported yesterday, it appears pressure on the airline had some effect:

The family are now held in Cedars detention center (RH11 9AD, Tel: 01293844900) and have been told that the UKBA will try to deport them again to Egypt on another flight.

A video of the dawn raid yesterday morning has been released:

The video of the dawn raid on the Saleh family makes for upsetting viewing, but is the typical kind of brutal action the UKBA do on a daily basis. There is an excellent article in New Internationalist about this case.

If you wish to contact an MP the Home Office reference is: S1391610/1. We recommend:

Theresa May – Home Secretary Tel.020 7219 5206 or 0118 934 5433
Mark Harper Minister for Immigration 020 7219 5056 or 01594 823482 Email.

There is a petition you can sign,  as well as one on 38 degrees.

Mrs Saleh has been seeking sanctuary from an abusive and cruel husband whose acts endangered her and her children’s lives for over 15 years to the extent of death and rape. The Egyptian authorities ignored this domestic abuse as her husband has close links with police, judges and other officials.

Mrs Saleh should be granted international protection under the UN Refugee Convention as she holds a real and well-founded fear of persecution of her own life and that of her family. We call upon the Immigration Minister to grant Mrs Saleh and her children the right to remain in the UK on compassionate grounds.

More info will appear as the situation develops on Save Saleh family  and Give her Sanctuary. If you could help in any way, please contact 07411466065