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TAKE ACTION TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER – ACTION NEEDED TODAY

June 28, 2022 12:14 PM
By Chris Brett

A message from Detention Action TODAY:

"How can the Home Office separate me from my children? If they force me to go, I will die. I escaped Nigeria to save my life."

These are the words of a woman Priti Patel is threatening to send by force to Nigeria tomorrow.

She's just one of several mothers and grandmothers who will be torn from their British children and grandkids if this mass deportation flight is allowed to take off.

We know Priti Patel is committed to cruelty, so we're emailing the heads of the private airlines who she pays to operate these flights.

Raji, 48, is a gay man who is also threatened with being forced onto the plane to Nigeria tomorrow. Raji told us that he fled Nigeria after he was outed.

He was beaten by a mob and fired from his job for being gay. The Nigerian police put notices in the newspapers calling for his arrest. In Nigeria, homosexuality can be punished by up to 14 years in prison.

Since fleeing to the UK, Raji has received threats saying that he will be killed if he goes back to Nigeria.

Tomorrow, Priti Patel plans to return him there, by force.

We cannot let this cruelty continue. Together, we must call on the heads of the airlines involved to refuse this flight to Nigeria and Ghana. We cannot allow private companies to continue profiting from this pain.

You can email the CEOs of the airlines who may be involved here.