Saturday, 25 September 2010

Charles Atangana moved to hostel in Barking

Charles Atangana, the NUJ member who is fighting deportation to Cameroon, has been moved by the Home Office to a hostel in Barking, Essex.

It is Atangana's third address since August when the NUJ campaigned successfully to win his release from detention at the Dover immigration removal centre. Since then he has been moved around different hostels in London waiting for a judicial review to decide his fate.

The NUJ believes Atangana will be at risk if returned to Cameroon because of his work there as a journalist exposing corruption. He has been based in Glasgow while in the UK.

  • Journalists are being urged to demonstrate outside London's High Court in the Strand on 7 October in support of Atangana when he is due to appear before a judge at the High Court. He is seeking a judicial review into the decision to deport him. The protest is likely to be held at 9.45am, but this may be subject to change depending on how the case is scheduled.

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