Fotso Kamga is an asylum seeker from Cameroon. He fled Cameroon in 2007 because of persecution for his political views. He cannot return to Cameroon for fear of being targeted again by the authorities there, especially as he was an active SDF member. On 10/3/11, he was detained when he went to report to UKBA Glasgow.
He has been issued with removal directions set for Monday 14/3/11 at 7pm - Kenya Airlines Flight KQ101 to Cameroon.
Since being in Glasgow, he has attended college and gained qualifications. He has also been involved in volunteering football coaching with young people. He also helps at Unity Centre - an organisation that is there to support asylum seekers in Glasgow. He has made a contribution to Scottish society since claiming asylum in January 2007. It is unfair to return him to Cameroon now - doing so would breach his human rights under Article 3 and Article 8. He has a genuine fear for his well-being if sent back to Cameroon to suffer degrading treatment. Also, it is unfair on the family he has established in UK with his British partner and her child. Cameroon is not safe for British people (as per update on UK Foreign Office website) so it is also not safe for Cameroonians being returned after lengthy time living in the diaspora.
The recent protests in Cameroon mean that it is politically unstable, and that the ruling regime are cracking down, with gendarmes and special forces using brutal and violent methods on people whose views are calling for change of government. Cameroon human rights record is one of the worst. The media are restricted on what they can report, and often journalists are targets for simply doing their job of reporting on events / issues. There are reports that Cameroon govt has banned Twitter usage - it is seen as a cause for the unrest that is happening there. Elections in Cameroon are not fair nor free.
It is unjust to refuse him the right to continue to live in UK - has tried to make the effort to learn the language, to integrate into the local community, has tried to contribute to society in a way he feel he can. With this moving him here and there, he is unable to see detention doctor which means he is unable to get his vital medication needed. Please support him by signing this petition.
There should be no removals to Cameroon whilst the country is suffering from serious political unrest.
For the sake of Fotso Kamga's future welfare and his right to live a safe and peaceful family life in Glasgow, UKBA should be granting him status as a legacy or as a refugee.
They should not be trying to send him to Cameroon to live a life of high risk of persecution on return, to be destitute and homeless, and without any support network in place for his medical issues.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CARE
Regards Fotso Kamga and campaign team
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