Dianne Ngoza is a member of Manchester City of Sanctuary and due to be deported next Wednesday – please speak out against this!
The Home Office is making an unlawful attempt to remove Dianne Ngoza from the UK next Wednesday 30th November.
She is booked on Kenya Airlines Flight KQ1012 which leaves at 5.25pm from Heathrow to Nairobi. She is then booked on a connecting flight KQ5862 from Kenya to Ndola in Zambia.
The Home Office has issued these removal directions despite the fact that Dianne, who has lived in this country for 14 years, still has an outstanding human rights application for leave to remain in the UK.
Her solicitor Mervyn Cross, of the firm Duncan Lewis, said:“Clearly for the Home Office to issue removal directions when Dianne has an outstanding human rights application pending is unlawful. We will be challenging Dianne’s removal if the Home Office do not confirm that they will suspend it.”
Dianne’s solicitor has been told that he cannot speak directly to Dianne’s Home Office caseworker about the fresh evidence which was submitted on the morning of November 16th. Legally, the Home Office is obliged to consider new evidence before deporting someone from the UK.
Meanwhile, in Yarl’s Wood, Dianne is not getting an adequate vegan diet. Hannah Bowler, who visited Dianne on Wednesday night said she looked exhausted and kept talking about food. Since she was detained more than a week ago, Dianne has been given mainly fruit to eat and has only had two proper meals – stir frys consisting of potatoes and vegetables. She has also had one meal of kidney beans, tomatoes and onions and another just of chick peas. Dianne also told Hannah that Yarl’s Wood would not allow her visitors to take in shea butter so she could moisturise her skin.
Another friend of Dianne’s has not been able to get through to her on the phone since complaining to her own MP about the lack of appropriate meals for Dianne.
Dianne is being denied:
Her legal right to have her new evidence considered before removal from the UK
The right to food, communication and essential moisturiser for her skin
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Many thanks to everyone who has already written to their own Members of Parliament and to the Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill. We know these letters are making a big difference. If you can, please write again to the Immigration Minister asking him to intervene and suspend the flight until Dianne’s new evidence has been properly considered. An update letter can be found below; please copy all letters to your own Members of Parliament and Lucy Powell, Dianne’s MP, Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley, and to me [email protected]
We will also be asking people to write to Kenya Airlines and the Zambian embassy. We will send out a further update with revised model letters. For more information, you can check the RAPAR website http://www.rapar.org.uk/disman tle-destitution.html