Today Public Interest Lawyers were successful in obtaining a court injunction to prevent the deportation of Rose Akhalu on 7 June 2012. As a result of the injunction Rose has been released from detention and will soon be back home and amongst her friends in Leeds.
The injunction prevents the Home Secretary from deporting Rose until her renewed application for permission to proceed with judicial review is heard on 24 July 2012. Without the injunction Rose would have been put on a flight to Nigeria next Thursday, 7 June 2012. If deported she faces death because she cannot afford the immunosuppressant drugs she is required to take as a kidney transplant patient.
Public Interest Lawyers are representing Rose in the judicial proceedings and are also pursuing a civil claim for damages for the ill treatment that she has suffered at the hands of UKBA and its contractors Reliance.
Tessa Gregory of Public Interest Lawyers, the solicitor acting for Rose, stated:
“We are delighted that the injunction preventing Rose’s deportation was granted and that she has been released from detention. We will now work towards the judicial review permission hearing on 24 July 2012 and do our very best to ensure that justice is achieved and Rose is able to stay in the country. ”
An online petition to stop the deportation can be signed here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-deportation-of-transplant-patient-roseline-ak.html