NIGERIAN RESISTS DEPORTATION FROM THE UK, SAYING SHE’S GAY

NIGERIAN RESISTS DEPORTATION FROM THE UK, SAYING SHE’S GAY

Aderonke Apata felt she had tried everything to persuade the Home Office she was gay. She had sent letters from former girlfriends – both in Britain and Nigeria – and supporting statements from friends.

Theresa May
British Home Secretary, Theresa May

 

 

But once her claim that she could be killed because of her sexuality if sent back to Nigeria was rejected, she felt there was only one way of providing a judge with irrefutable evidence that she was gay: by sending a very personal home video.

 

On Monday, Ms Apata will hand in a petition to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, demanding that the deportation of all LGBT asylum-seekers is halted until a review of their treatment is concluded.

 

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Photo credit, The Guardian (UK)

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