Monday 2 August 2010

Protest today to stop journalist being deported

The NUJ is holding a protest outside the UK Border Agency office in Brand Street, Govan, Glasgow at 1 pm today as part of its campaign to stop Glasgow-based journalist Charles Atangana from being deported to Cameroon which, the union says, could put his life at risk.
Pete Murray, Scottish President of the NUJ, said: "We believe that deporting Charles Atangana to Cameroon, where he could face arrest, detention and worse would be a grave abuse of his human rights. Charles Atangana belongs to Glasgow. Charles must stay."
Last month, the Home Office accepted a last-minute order to prevent Atangana' forcible repatriation to Cameroon, but now, he has been served with a further deportation order. He is currently detained at the Colnbrook Home Office detention centre outside London.

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