“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Update on Bita and Mohsen.

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HMG certainly likes sending people back to Iran, irrespective of the consequences that they might face: torture or death.

Thankfully the British High Court and European Court of Human Rights have ruled that Bita Ghaedi won’t be deported today.

As with Nadia Arzane and Bashir Foris, HMG in the form of the Home Office are content to kick people out of Britain no matter the consequences, when certainly many of these activists would face the prospect of torture or death at the hands of Ahmadinejad’s regime.

Although the deportation has been delayed, Bita Ghaedi is still not safe and has a further hearing set for the 21st July 2010.

I wish her the best of luck dealing with the Home Office.

Written by modernityblog

05/05/2010 at 12:36

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  1. I am glad this was delayed. I read that the election is impacting on asylum seekers as where MPs were involved they are no longer able to help until the it’s over.

    Julia Smith

    05/05/2010 at 13:24

  2. Indeed, but then again I think campaigning is probably a better method than putting your trust in an MP, who frankly has little power and is often ignored by the Government and Home Office.

    Still, whatever method stops these terrible deportations the better.


    05/05/2010 at 13:36

  3. Such good news about Bita and we must do what we can for Nadia and Bashir now.
    The process for Asylum seekers is a disgrace, its discrimination in it’s purest form. I have never been so ashamed to be British as when I witnessed what they are subjected to in ‘court’. The HO have a lot to answer for.


    05/05/2010 at 15:14

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