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Star date: 13th February 2012

SUKAI TO BE DEPORTED 14TH FEB – ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT TO SAVE HER

Sukai Jack has been living in Salford and volunteering at Salford Women's Centre for a couple of years, as she has fought deportation to Gambia where her life will be in real danger.

Salfordians have really supported Sukai for over two years, with protests, demos and letters of support. Now we have until tomorrow morning to save her. We urge all Salford Star supporters to bang off an e-mail asap.

Please click here and to see how you can help.


SAVE SUKAI!

The Salford Star  has been backing the campaign to save Sukai Jack from deportation to Gambia since 2009. If she goes back there she faces torture and who knows what – the reasons she came here were horrific enough. Please read past Salford Star articles – click here and follow the links for full details.

Sukai is due to be deported at 9am tomorrow morning (14th Feb) and her supporters have just issued the following statement…

"We are now very concerned that the remaining avenues of Sukai's appeal process will be very weak, and a decision is likely to be rushed through today in order to put her on the plane to Gambia at 9am tomorrow morning. We want to do all we can to show our support for her, and know that campaigning has done a great deal to stop deportations in the past."

Meanwhile, we urge everyone to help Sukai right here, right now. There's two things you can do…

1) Please e-mail Damien Green the Immigration Minister damian.green.mp@parliament.uk or public.enquries@homeoffice.qsl.gov.uk

And you can use the following letter – cut and paste it into the e-mail…

Dear Mr Green,

I urge you to please overturn the home office decision to deport Sukai Jack, at 9am 14th February.

I believe she will be at grave risk if deported back to the Gambia. Sukai and her campaigners have been vocal in local and Gambian national media about the human rights abuses in the Gambia and the unconstitutional behaviour of President Jammeh, which include many extrajudicial executions. Jammeh is well documented in his inhumane treatment of opposers of his regime, which has included the massacre of 14 high school students in 2000 who were peacefully protesting. Most importantly, Amnesty International have reported directly regarding her case, saying that although Ms Jack is 'not a journalist or media worker she would be at risk because of restrictions on freedom of expression'.

Sukai was arrested and held without trial at Mile 2 prison Banjul after being accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2006, she escaped to the uk and claimed asylum.

Sukai has shown evidence of torture, and is supported by medical evidence from the Foundation for Victims of torture. Her quest to remain in the uk is supported by all political leaders and parties at Salford City Council. She has the direct support of both Salford MPs, Graham Stringer and Hazel Blears. She is a valuable member of the Salford community, and I ask that you reconsider a case in which there seems such a high risk of torture of death on her return.

Yours Sincerely,

2) Email the airline to persuade them to refuse to take Sukai on their flight. They don't have any legal obligation to take an asylum seeker on a holiday flight. Please email karen.hannant-lawson@monarch.co.uk with the letter below, or phone 08719405040

To whom it may concern,
I would ask you to please refuse to take Sukai Jack as a passenger tomorrow on flight ZB6478 ON 14/2/2012, and consider the other passengers on the flight tomorrow who may be distressed sharing a flight with enforced deportees. Please help this is a truly life and death situation.

Please circulate this article as widely as possible. Can we save Sukai? We can bloody try!

Click here to see updates

ALLISON wrote
at 05:04:53 on 18 February 2012
jules. Sukai is still at Yarls Wood, her lawyer is still working on the appeal. it was only the flight that was stopped, not the deportation.thankyou for your interest, will keep you up to date.
 
a legal migrant wrote
at 05:04:10 on 18 February 2012
I have read the postings and somebody asked why did,t sukai escaped to a nearest african country? He/she need to understand that it is easier to get to the airport and to any of the land borders from banjulm *nd one of the few destinations where there is direct flight to is london. So I understand why london was sukai's first port of call. Thanks
 
Jules wrote
at 16:37:13 on 17 February 2012
Any updates on what's happening to her now? Is she still in danger of being deported?
 
Angus McKay wrote
at 21:20:37 on 15 February 2012
Not A Drone. The fact that you have to resort to using insulting rhetoric such as - "I would hate to live in your heartless, compassionless , little world ." exposes the weakness of your case to keep Sukai in the UK. Can’t you see your absurdity in branding the UKBA as "braindead Stasi Drones"? IF the UKBA were "braindead Stasi Drones" / "Stasi Drone Bullies", you would not be allowed to post such comments on a public forum - nor would Sukai still be in the UK.
 
wrote
at 21:20:14 on 15 February 2012
let her go hom
 
wrote
at 21:20:05 on 15 February 2012
am not going to tell but he have so many gambians whor are doing such things i know them so the ukb should be serious on it some of them go through dakar know as senegal an then go to gambia
 
Not A Drone wrote
at 18:04:32 on 15 February 2012
Angus Mckay . I suggest you read Amnesty International's report again .I would hate to live in your heartless, compassionless , little world . Thanks for destroying what tiny bit of hope I thought Humankind had . The UKBA- Stasi Drones pick on easy targets , whilst being terrified of violent alien criminals, who go undetained . Another easy victim of the UKBA-Stasi Drone Bullies . I hope you never become a victim of 'the System '.
 
Angus McKay wrote
at 14:33:18 on 15 February 2012
Not A Drone. Of course I’ve read Sukai’s "story" and many similar "stories" from failed asylum seekers. And yes, I do believe the UKBA, and the Home Office, and the lawyers whom we paid to listen, judge and turn down Sukai’s "story" - her appeal(s). So easy for you and your asylum seekers. A decision is made, and you refuse to accept it, you claim it’s flawed. Should we have a situation whereby when our own people are found guilty, they / we claim the decision is flawed, the “criminal” refuses to accept the decision, refuses to go to prison, court says OK, away back to your house. ’Course not, but that’s what’s happening with asylum seekers and refugees. Will we decide which laws to obey and which to ignore? Should we change our laws to suit Sukai and yourself because both of you do not agree with the law - the verdict. If so, which laws will we choose to ignore and which laws will we choose to obey? There lies anarchy, the loudest shouter, the hardest puncher, dictates the laws. Or perhaps the BNP will prove to be the safety valve for those millions of us who continually witness the failure of our government(s) to return asylum seekers and refugees who have failed in their claims to stay in Britain.
 
Not A Drone wrote
at 11:44:17 on 15 February 2012
Angus Mckay . Have you even bothered to read Sukai's story ? She fled Gambia , her family , her children , her life , because she is in danger . Her life is at risk . Do you really believe the UKBA - Stasi Drones braindead rhetoric ? Read the Amnesty International report. Read Sukai's horrific story properly . If your conclusion is still the same , then there truly is no hope for humankind .
 
Angus McKay wrote
at 10:31:14 on 15 February 2012
For those of you who would "throw taxpayers’ money" at asylum seekers and refugees - you want them - you and your lot pay for them - the money you donate wouldn’t pay to keep the asylum seekers and refugees in booze and fags.
 
Not a Drone wrote
at 22:28:05 on 14 February 2012
The inhumane 'authorities' and UKBA - Stasi drones would rather throw taxpayers money at a mad foaming-at-the-mouth religious zealot who hates Britain, than save the life of a poor woman in danger and in need of sanctuary . So typical , so disgraceful .
 
Angus McKay wrote
at 22:24:29 on 14 February 2012
Sukai left her kids to flee all the way to the UK. These so called asylum seekers are all the same. They give out their tear-jerking stories about how their parents, wives, husbands, sons, daughters etc. were murdered or abused and how they had to flee all the way to the UK to save ‘‘number one’’. Never a thought about the people they leave behind to face their so called persecutors. I’m always baffled as to why they don’t seek asylum in their nearest safe area or country - then they could stay close to the family they supposedly left behind. Sukai could have fled to her nearest safe area but what does brave Sukai choose to do - without a thought for her children she takes off from Gambia and flees all the way to the UK. Never mind, Sukai, hang on in there, and your whole freeloading family will be able to join you in the UK.
 
ALLISON wrote
at 09:43:16 on 14 February 2012
Hello all, got a call a 8 30am to say the flight has been cancelled. We dont know why at the moment.sukai has asked me to thank everone for their support, actions and prayers. the fight will go on until we achieve refugee status for Sukai, whilst this is undoubtedly a happy day, the flight has been cancelled, not the deportation we will keep you informed. She will be held at Yarls Wood, for now, dont know if bail is a possibility.
 
Ian OBrien wrote
at 09:41:25 on 14 February 2012
@ Fadge - apologies for the misunderstanding Fadge. I hear that kind of thing all the time - this country is over run with this, this country is over run with that etc. Nowadays I tend to react. Again, apologies for the misunderstanding. I know we have an amount of foreign criminals, as does every nation. What I object to, and not in your case of course, is this idea that everybody not British born is either a criminal or a potential criminal. Anyway, thanks for the reply and all the best to you too :)
 
Maddy wrote
at 05:53:37 on 14 February 2012
Shame on you deportation people and the airline!!! Return Salford Sukai to Salford where she belongs, safe and intergrated, contributing to our City.
 
Mary wrote
at 05:53:28 on 14 February 2012
And yet Abu Qatada was today released and his case has gone to court as returning home may 'breach his human rights'. I've never heard of this girl before but I wish her all the best, however I do feel the article is a lost cause for 9am tomorrow morning. Noone will get a reply from Green until after the flight has left, whilst if she has a deportation order the flight company will not be allowed to reject her on those grounds.
 
Fadge wrote
at 05:49:47 on 14 February 2012
Sukai left her kids and family behind in Gambia . She had to leave as her life was , and is , in danger because of the corrupt regime and its corrupt mis-rule . The inept UKBA bullies love easy targets . Let Sukai stay . Come on People , get e-mailing in support. ...Ian.I am referring to Eastern European criminals who should not be here because of crimes committed in their countries of origin . ....Check the Most Wanted list . You will see a few of these violent criminals the UKBA and plod are too inept to apprehend . And I would not believe anything a Tory says . Or any politician .Best wishes.
 
Ian OBrien wrote
at 20:21:19 on 13 February 2012
People like Fadge worry me. I don't know where they get their information. The country is not over run with anything. This is what the Tories want you to believe so they can pass the blame for their own greed and ineptitude onto anybody and everybody but themselves. I am a Salford lad and I have fallen foul of the law myself, shall we say. All of the people I know who have also crossed the line of the law, are white and British born. None of the foreign born people I know are criminals. If you think about it, you will see the lie inherent in the idea that the country is over run with foreign criminals. If you are a legal immigrant to this country - as my wife is - the last thing you are thinking of is breaking the law and being deported. You can be deported so very easily. If you are in illegal immigrant, as I have been in another country, let me tell you, the last think you want to do is get noticed and be thrown in jail, parted from your family, and send thousands of miles away. I know Fadge's heart is in the right place, and the support shown for this lady makes it seem as though the person has a good heart - as I believe most of us Salfordians do - but we really should think about the things we believe to be true and ask ourselves - where did I get the info from? Why do I believe it? Most of the time we remember that we heard it either down the pub or read it on the front page of some scummy little red top tabloid which has never printed an honest fact in its life. I hope I have not babbled on too much here, and I hope what i am saying is given some though. All the best Sukai
 
Matt_salford wrote
at 19:58:28 on 13 February 2012
Wanting to escape oppression is one thing, but why escape all the way here, Africa is a big place, easy to disappear with porous boarders? So it's just a coinsidense that people end up here? They don't come for economic opertunities, free housing and health care.
 
Allison wrote
at 17:58:14 on 13 February 2012
Thanks to all for your support, we are intouch with Sukai re the phone, appears low in mood but is extremely grateful to the Salford community for all they have done in the last 4 years and all that we are doing now. everyone just keep trying. Can we also urge readers to look at Amnesty international report "climate of fear in the Gambia" if anyone is in any doubt about Sukai's plight, this says it all
 
Fadge wrote
at 17:58:00 on 13 February 2012
Sent the e-mails in support . Quite unbelievable . This country is over-run with foreign criminals who should never have got in , and the UKBA are so useless and inept they are incapable of finding them . So the clueless UKBA cretins pick on an easy target as usual . Sukai is in danger if she is deported , and contributes to UK society . Let Sukai stay .
 
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