UK trade union leaders say Blair, don’t deport Nigerian political refugee


This video from Britain is called No Lager Nowhere! – part 1 from 4.

‘”Freedom of movement — Right to stay” is the title of the second European Action Day as agreed upon during the last European Social Forum in London in September 2004. For the first action day on January 31st, 2004 already many parallel protest actions and demonstrations against the respective local camps and prisons took place in almost 50 European cities. For April 2nd 2005 a focus on protests against camps is expected.”

Part 2 is here.

Part 3 is here.

Part 4 is here.

From British daily News Line:

Friday, 9 March 2007

DON’T DEPORT OKAFOR-MEFOR – urge five trade union leaders

For the first time an alliance of General Secretaries of trade unions has come together in support of Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor, a Nigerian refugee in detention and under threat of deportation.

This is unprecedented, said campaigners yesterday.

The General Secretaries are: Paul Mackney of UCU (the University and Colleges Union), Mark Serwotka of the PCS (Public and Commercial Service Union), Jeremy Dear of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists), Bob Crowe of the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport), Tony Woodley of the TGWU (Transport and General Workers Union).

They have all written to the minister responsible for immigration at the Home Office (Liam Byrne) protesting against both the detention and threatened removal of Alphonsus.

Paul Mackney of UCU said: ‘Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor is presently being held in a detention centre and is due to be flown back to Nigeria where he has been previously detained and tortured.

‘This case is of particular relevance to trade unionists as he was due to speak at a forthcoming “No One Is Illegal” trade union conference, of which UCU is a sponsor.

‘He is a leading figure in the campaign group Asylum Voice who have campaigned against the abuses suffered by asylum seekers.’

See also here.

Andrew Young (USA) and Nigeria: here.

Deportation of refugees from Gerrmany: here.

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