Rzhwan Amin, a member of the NUJ who has lived in Manchester since 2010, faces forced removal from the country tomorrow if the high court judges presiding over his judicial review case which was lodged yesterday do not grant an injunction.
Rzhwan, who lived in Kirkuk, was subjected to harassment and death threats. He subsequently fled the country to the UK in Summer 2010 where he has since made a claim for political asylum.
The UKBA plans to try transfer Rzhwan from the Morton Hall immigration removal centre to Colnbrook unit in West Drayton in Middlesex, the most secure centre in the country for asylum seekers.
Manchester and Salford NUJ branch is campaigning for Rzhwan to be granted asylum in the UK and the union’s national executive council has given its backing to the case.
The Manchester branch believes that there is substantial evidence to support claims that his life is at serious risk should he return to the country
If you have any queries or need more information, please contact Manchester and Salford Branch Secretary Kath Grantkath.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07758386208
See the link to the previous article to learn more about Rzhwan’s case:https://chloelouiseglover.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/manchester-and-salford-nujs-fight-to-stop-the-enforced-deportation-of-manchester-journalist/