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December 9, 2013

Gay Asylum UK says Ugandan Prossie N was sexually abused by her uncle from childhood and forced onto the streets when people discovered she is a lesbian

The UK has set a date to deport a lesbian asylum seeker back to Uganda – the country she fled after years of sexual abuse and persecution.

Prossie N previously resisted deportation guards so strongly the Ethiopian Airlines pilot of the flight she was put on from Britain to Uganda refused to take her.

But now the UK Border Agency is trying to deport her again on a Kenya Airways flight leaving the country on 12 December and taking her to Uganda via the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

October 11, 2013

Gay rights activists and asylum experts say the conditions refugees live in are 'appalling' and could easily be 'illegal'

Gay refugees are being forced to hand over videos of themselves having sex in order to be granted asylum in the UK, MPs have said.

The Home Affairs Committee (HAC) has discovered in extreme cases of claimants who have handed over photographic and video evidence to prove their sexuality.

With some waiting up to 16 years for a decision, the housing with which they are provided was described as ‘appalling’.

October 4, 2012

AllOut launches urgent petition to stop UK sending gay Nigerian gay asylum seeker back to risk his death

LGBT campaign organization AllOut has launched a petition begging Britain not to send a Nigerian nurse, Olalekan M Ayelokun, back home where his life will be at risk.

As Gay Star News reported, The UK Border Agency (UKBA) attempted to deport Ayelokun, a gay asylum seeker, to Nigeria on Tuesday (2 October) where it's illegal to be gay.

October 2, 2012

UK authorities are insisting on deporting a gay Nigerian asylum seeker, despite him facing a possible death sentence and a campaign to let him stay in Bradford

UK authorities are insisting on deporting a gay Nigerian asylum seeker, despite him facing a possible death sentence and a campaign to let him stay in Bradford.

Olalekan M Ayelokun fled from Nigeria eight years ago to escape persecution because of his sexuality.

UPDATE: 6.30pm GMT, 2 October GSN has just been informed that UK authorities plans to deport Ayelokun on Charter flight PVT090, flying from Heathrew tonight at 11.27pm GMT.

September 25, 2012

Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker Freda Nsumba pleads for help to halt her deportation from the UK

When Freda Nsumba was outed as a teenage lesbian in Uganda the treatment she says she received was barbaric. She claims she was beaten, forced to walk on her knees until they bled and fed goats’ blood to cast out her demons.

Now she’s claiming asylum in Britain, saying she faces persecution, arrest and abuse if she is forced to go back home.

But her case lies in the balance and she could be flown home as early as this Friday (28 September).

Here is her story in her own words, as far as possible.

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.