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To: the Home Secretary We, the undersigned want to draw your attention to the injustice and dangers of returning Kinyi (pseudonym to protect identity) (Home Office Ref. N1069113) to Cameroon. Kinyi was a peaceful political activist for an opposition party in Cameroon and was imprisoned and tortured in his homeland before fleeing in 2002. We fear for his life if he is returned to the Cameroon. The current US State report on Cameroon states that Cameroon's human rights record is poor. This is also confirmed by the recent Amnesty International report'Cameroon: Impunity Underpins Persistant Abuse.' If deported, Kinyi will be separated from his wife and very young baby in the UK. This is unbearably painful for all of them. Whilst Kinyi has been in the UK he has been a model citizen involving himself in a number of important community activities. He is a well-educated, intelligent and well-balanced person, who has shown himself to be a most kind, caring and gracious man. He would be an asset to this country should he be allowed to stay. We ask you to personally consider all factors in this particular asylum claim, and give proper and fair consideration to the medical evidence and torture account. He should not be deported while the result is outstanding. I would also like to draw attention to the fact that there is an ongoing criminal investigation concerning an alleged physical assault on Kinyi by a detention centre guard (CRIME REF. cc-300420090210). Kinyi should not be deported while this investigation is ongoing. We ask that you grant Kinyi indefinite leave to remain on compassionate grounds.


Kinyi’s church family and associates are trying to support him with his battle to be released from detention in UK, and to have his asylum case decision reviewed by the Home Secretary. He should not be deported to Cameroon as planned by UKBA. His deportation date is imminent (25th May). He has been involved in church and important voluntary projects during the time he has being in the UK and he is not a so-called economic migrant. If he returns to Cameroon his life is severely threatened. We feel his claim for asylum has not being given enough consideration and that deporting him would be a gross misconduct of human rights. Please check out this link to view the report made by amnesty international in 2008.

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