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Farid's Life is Here! Keep the Vahidi Family Together in Manchester!

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Farid is 24. He is the eldest son of the Vahidi family (originally from Iran). His mother, father and brother were granted asylum in April 2012 after a long-fought campaign against the UKBA, but Farid’s individual case is still outstanding. After more than 63 months in the UK he is still in limbo, unable to move on in his life;forbidden from working, unableto apply to study, and never knowing what is going to happen either in the immediate or longer-term future.

Farid was the driving force supporting his family during their campaign for safety, but because he was 18 when he arrived in the UK he was not actually himself part of their asylum claim. The UKBA, after a wait of two and a half years, refused his initial claim in May 2010. Farid’s fresh claim for asylum revolves around the same reasons that his family were granted refugee status in the UK; reasons which, in various ways, put him under serious threat from the current regime in Iran.

For Farid and his family, returning to Iran is simply not a viable option.

Follow the progress of Farid's campaign to remain safe with his family here in Manchester at

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