Thursday, 17 April 2014

Flora Seggane to be Deported

[UPDATE: Flora has been granted asylum until 2019.]

The UK's track record on LGBT human rights is shocking, murdering Jackie Nanyonjo and deporting Prossie N just in time to witness the new anti-homosexuality bill being introduced.

Now they're about to do the same to Flora Seggane, who fled persecution in Uganda in 2002:

A lesbian facing deportation to Uganda says she fears for her life if she is forced to return to her homeland. 
Flora Seggane, of Francis Road in Leyton, fled the country in 2002 and moved to the UK on a two-year working visa after being disowned by her family because of her sexuality. 
The 55-year-old claims her family previously tried to “cure” her sexuality by dosing her with medicines and she was forced her into marriage at the age of 18, enduring 20 years of abuse at the hands of her husband... 
Recounting her experiences in her homeland, she said: “I got caught at school with another girl and they told my parents. That’s when they started cutting my wrists and giving me medicines to try and cure me for being a lesbian.

Obviously the UK asylum system, in its infinite wisdom, reckons it will be much safer for her to return to Uganda now that she faces life imprisonment for her sexuality. 

Given the amount of sexual abuse occurring in UK detention centres, there may be little difference between where she is being held now and a prison in Uganda.

The UK's human rights system could be considered a joke, only there is nothing funny about it.


Fax/Email the Home Office - Demand that Flora Seggane's removal is cancelled and that she is released from detention.

Home Secretary Theresa May Fax: 020 7219 1145

Immigration Minister:

And copy to the following Home Office & UKBA addresses:

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