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    Bita Ghaedi saved from deportation

    by Rumbold on 6th May, 2010 at 10:51 am    

    Whatever the election result, at least Bita Ghaedi, who was featured here, has received a stay of execution after the High Court ordered the Home Office to cancel her deportation and reconsider her case:

    Bita Ghaedi can now represent her case at a hearing in the UK on 21st July, but unfortunately until then the Home Office will hold her at Yarl’s Wood detention centre unless she is bailed out…

    Special mention should go to the many different groups and individuals who have been involved with Bita’s case, from Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) who handled Bita’s case directly, to Senator John McCain and his staff for complaining to their British Embassy, numerous NGOs and human rights groups, individual campaigners such as Maria Rohaly of Mission Free Iran who made a big noise online despite mainstream media silence on the case (with the exception of Karen McVeigh’s excellent article in the Guardian) and the protestors who took to the streets in the both UK and the USA.

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    1. sunny hundal

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      Great to have some good news on Asylum for once @sunny_hundal Bita Ghaedi saved from deportation http://bit.ly/av1Oga #iloveimmigrants

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    1. fatima.ahtesham — on 6th May, 2010 at 11:51 am  

      Great article thanks for sharing this

    2. I AM DUFFY — on 6th May, 2010 at 5:21 pm  

      Does anyone know why this woman has not already been deported to the first EU country that she set foot on leaving Iran? Why hasn’t the Dublin Regulation been invoked in her case?

    3. sonia — on 7th May, 2010 at 5:26 am  

      Great news. Piss off Duffy, one more person ain’t hurting you.

    4. KJB — on 7th May, 2010 at 5:00 pm  

      This is a relief to hear… I hope she manages to plead her case successfully in July!

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