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November 12, 2012

Fijian nationals protest against deportation back to their home country from Australia because of abuse against gay people there

Three Fijian nationals are protesting on the roof of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. One protestor said he feared being deported back to his home country because of abuse against gay people there.

September 7, 2012

Immigration expert Omar Kuddus highlights the story of lesbian Alice’s bid to avoid deportation back to Cameroon to face persecution

Detention centers stand as monuments to Britain’s attitude to human rights, incarcerating behind razor wire asylum seekers awaiting deportation.

They are the last stop for those who have failed to make a successful asylum claim, a key tool in the British governments attempt to ‘manage migration’.

Much of the debate around immigration to the UK focuses on the legitimacy of asylum claims.

Alice Nji, a lesbian asylum seeker from Cameroon who has had her deportation delayed after the pilot refused to fly her back in the private charter, is one such case.

May 2, 2012

A gay asylum seeker in the UK fears persecution if he returns to Uganda

A gay Ugandan asylum seeker is making a desperate plea for help just days before he is deported home where he claims his life is at risk.

After two failed attempts by the UK Border Agency to deport 41-year-old Felix Wamala, once on 24 December 2011 and again on 2 January, he has been booked on a Virgin flight back to Uganda on Friday (4 May).

Wamala is currently being held at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, west London.

March 6, 2012

Nigerian former student fears he will be persecuted if he is forced to go home in two days

A Nigerian asylum seeker has said he would ‘prefer dying’ than being deported back to his home country from the UK in two days time.

John Abraham, 25, is currently in Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, west London and is due to be deported to Nigeria on 8 March.

He told Gay Star News that an article on our site was his last hope to avoid being sent back where he fears he will face persecution and physical attack.

January 10, 2012

Congressmen Mike Quigley and Jared Polis call for thorough investigation of sexual abuse allegations in immigration detention centers.

US politicians have taken a stand against the ‘appalling’ sexual abuse of gay immigrants in detention centers.

Congressmen Mike Quigley and Jared Polis are calling on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate and improve conditions at Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, and those with which they contract.