Thursday 23 September 2010

Protest in support of journalist facing deportation

Journalists are being urged to demonstrate outside London's High Court in the Strand on 7 October in support of NUJ member Charles Atangana who is fighting deportation to Cameroon.

Atangana, an investigative journalist who the NUJ believes will be in danger if deported to Cameroon because of his record of exposing corruption, 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.

In August the NUJ campaigned successfully to win Atangana’s release from detention at the Dover immigration removal centre. Since then he has been moved around different hostels in London waiting for the judicial review to decide his fate.

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