Helen Bih Campaign to stay in UK

Helen Bih is an asylum seeker from Cameroon. Detained by UK Home Office in April 2009 even though she has no criminal history, Helen has been given a negative decision for her asylum case so far. Helen is terrified to return to Cameroon because of what she suffered in her country (ie. detention and torture) before October'08 due to her political activities with Social Democratic Front. Biya took over in 1982. Since then, figures from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund reflect the decline of Cameroon's economy from a middle-income to a highly-indebted poor country. For the last two years, Cameroon has ranked as the most corrupt country on earth according to international watchdog Transparency International. Since seeking asylum in UK, Helen lived in Glasgow where she involved herself with church activities and also volunteer projects. Since being detained, Helen's mental health has worsened too. Cameroon has, according to various Human Rights reporters, a very poor human rights record especially on abuse and torture on those who are critical of President Paul Biya's regime. Friends of Helen and the Cameroonian community in UK in particular today urge the Home Office in UK to review her case and evidences compassionately, as well as demand her release from detention pending the outcome of her case review. Helen Bih should be spared from deportation and instead be humanely granted the right to stay in UK without fear or restrictions. Please consider the voices of the all the people who have signed this petition. Grant the people of Glasgow their wish - to have Helen back among us with granted status.


Friends and supporters wish to support her in the fight to stay in UK. Helen has been active with her church and voluntary projects whilst seeking asylum in Scotland. She is known to be a decent woman with a lot of compassion and conviction, and always trying to help other people despite her own issues. Helen is in detention at Yarls Wood still fighting her case. UKBA should not be detaining her especially as Helen is still with an active legal case.


No comments yet.

join the discussion

Recent signatures

  • username

    Egbert, United Kingdom

    6 years ago Comments: Stop deportation for inoccent people
  • username

    Edimus Sabi, United Kingdom

    6 years ago
  • username

    Jessy, United Kingdom

    6 years ago
See more

Petition highlights

There are no highlights yet.