Hunger Striker Isa Muazu Deported from UK after Failed Asylum Bid

We recently reported the case of Isa Muazu, the 45 year old Nigerian national who had been fighting to regularise his stay in the UK after failing his asylum bid in July this year. Isa Muazu had claimed asylum on the basis that members of the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram had threatened to kill him unless he joined them and had already killed two members of his family. It has now been confirmed by the Home Office that Isa Muazu, who had been on a hunger strike for 100 days has now been deported from Britain.

Lord Roberts: Theresa May Deported Isa Muazu “to make political point”

For the past 100 days and at the time he was deported, Isa Muazu had not eaten and could no longer stand or see as he feared he was going to be targeted by the Islamist group Boko Haram if he returned to Nigeria. It seems that the Home Office ignored concerns around his health and forcibly removed him this morning.

On Wednesday, Lord Roberts of Llandudno met with Home Secretary Theresa May and asked her to show mercy for Isa Muazu. He has now launched an attack on the Home Secretary stating:

“Isa Muazu’s removal from the UK and potential death on a flight or upon arrival in Nigeria is not only a tragedy but an end to the UK’s reputation as a country with humane, civilised, just policies and government.”

Latest ONS Statistics on UK Asylum Applications

As reported yesterday, the Office for National Statistics has released its latest figures which show that net migration to the UK has increased. Figures show that the number of applications for asylum, excluding dependents was 5% higher in 2013 (6,078) compared with 2012 (5,812). However, the number of applications remains low relative to the peak number of applications in 2002 (84,132) and similar levels seen since 2006.

It is interesting to note that in the year ending September 2013, the largest number of applications for asylum were from nationals of Pakistan (3,460), followed by Iran (2,632) and Sri Lanka (1,836).

Legal Advice for Illegal Migrants in the UK

Illegal migrants with strong Human Rights arguments ought to take legal advice and regularise their stay in the UK as soon as possible and before it is too late. Please contact us to discuss your immigration situation and we will assess your case and provide you with options of regularising your stay.

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