Keep Mary Safe
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Mary Adenugba's asylum claim to remain in the UK was refused in January 2012. Please sign this petition to support her appeal. It is urgent that the Home Office reconsiders its decision and allows her to remain in safety in the UK.
Update April 2013:
Mary has a tribunal hearing at 10am on Fri 10th May. Supporters are gathering from 9.30am outside the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Court, Mosley Street (behind Mosley Street tram stop), Manchester. Please come, show your solidarity and demonstrate the wealth of support for Mary in her local community. See Mary's campaign page for more updates.
• Mary is a victim of trafficking, not a criminal.
• She has a well-founded fear that if returned to Nigeria she will be targeted again by the traffickers.
• Her experience in this country, of enslavement and forced prostitution, has left her extremely vulnerable and with significant mental health problems.
• She has been in the UK for seven years now. This is her home and she has many friends here. Removing her from this support will have a detrimental effect on her stability and mental health.
• She has no contact with her family in Nigeria, who victimized her for becoming a Christian.
• The EU protocol on trafficking strongly states that trafficked people ought always to be considered victims, and are in need of considerable support. If Mary is returned to Nigeria she will not receive this support.
Read Mary's full story here.