STOP DEPORTATION OF BRUNO MEDJIAKO TCHEULEU

Friends of Bruno MEDJIAKO TCHEULEU Bruno from Cameroon is currently detained at Dover IRC and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Monday 17th March 2008 at 21:00 on Ethiopian Airways flight ET701 to Bole/Addis Ababa and ET915 onward to Douala Cameroon. Bruno fled Cameroon to the UK to claim asylum because the Cameroonian authority arrested him, as they wanted to know where his brother Andre Medjiako was hiding. His brother was a member of the Social Democratic Front (SDF) the main political party in Cameroon; Bruno's brother fled Cameroon in 1997 to seek protection in the UK and was granted refugees status. Police in Cameroon arrested Bruno and tortured him, for a week in the police cell, as they wanted him to show where Andre was hiding. Bruno was only 17 at the time of these incidents. The police released him on the agreement that he must report to the police every week. He tried to follow these instructions, but at the first reporting day, he was asked again about his brother, beaten tortured then released. He felt that he could not carry on with the reporting and sought help from his church to leave Cameroon and joined his brother in the UK on the 29 October 2001. Bruno claimed asylum on the 2nd November 2001. The home office refused his application on 11th December 2001 granted him limited live to remain in the UK until 28 October 2002 on a discretional basis. Bruno met his partner Tchameni Mboda Josiane Dorege a refused asylum seeker also from Cameroon. They have been having a happy life until the 6th September 2007 when Bruno was arrested and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for working with out permission to support his family. Mr. Bruno and her partner had their first daughter Gloria Joanne Tcheuleu Medjiako on the 4th September 2006. He has now served his sentence, and is currently detained at Dover IRC pending removal to Cameroon on Monday 17 March 2008. He will not have the chance to see his second daughter Tcheuleu Hakoue Arielle Divine born on the 2nd January 2008 as he was arrested when her partner was only at her 5th month pregnancy. Bruno and his family are well known to their North London community and members of St Mary Mother of God Catholic Church where they attend every Sunday to confirm their faith. Mr. Tcheuleu is a hard working man, despite the fact that they were living in destitution with no right to work; he has managed to complete his HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at the College of North West London in 2006. In the light of the current situation in Cameroon, it will be very dangerous to deport Mr. Tcheuleu to the brutal regime of Paul Biya who has ruled the country for 25 years and who is now preparing to change the constitution to allow himself to continue in power after the presidential election in 2011. Protests in Cameroon these last three weeks have resulted in crashes between government's armed forces and the public and deaths have been put as in excess of 100 people killed. The ministry of defence Mr. Amadou Ali has officially announced in the state television that more than 1671 Cameroonians were arrested last week during demonstrations and many people are still reported missing. No Peace Without Justice: "Those who make peaceful change impossible, make violent change inevitable" http://allafrica.com/stories/200803070951.html Bruno's local community and faith group are campaigning to stop the Home Office splitting up this family.

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