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THIS CAMPAIGN IS BEING DEVELOPED WITH THE SUDANESE BEJA CONGRESS AND WOMEN FROM THE FAR WEST
Intsar Zaroug, a Sudanese dissident, lived and worked in Sudan as a trained medical doctor, working in a hospital dealing with women who suffered rape and abuse during the Darfur conflict. She was engaged in her field with international organizations and with the Women’s Institute. She became increasingly at risk due to her close involvement in this work, and came to the UK on 29th November 2005 to seek asylum. She is what is known as a “legacy subject”.
Intsar has received four refusals from the Home Office since arriving in the UK and has recently been denied a judicial review. However, the situation in Sudan has dramatically worsened and she was about to make a fresh claim for asylum. She was given an appointment to attend a meeting on the 8th March at the Home Office. However, on Monday 27th February, Intsar reported as usual to the immigration service at Dallas Court and was unexpectedly and unaccountably detained with the intention of deporting her, despite not having received removal orders. She is currently being held at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre near Heathrow.
Under Home Office rules, unless she has been issued with a removal order she cannot be detained. We are convinced that detaining her now may be a mistake or even a deliberate attempt to scare legitimate asylum seekers.
Intsar has been politically active in the UK in demonstrating against the Sudanese Government. She can be seen in pictures from demonstrations and opposition gatherings all over the website of the Sudanese government. Deporting her will make Intsar easy prey for the Sudanese government and will facilitate the continued oppression of women. It is frustrating and even sickening that the British government cannot see this. Deportation will put her person and her life in great danger.
Intsar's solicitor has succeeded in submitting a fresh asylum claim, following an interview between Intsar and a Home Office immigration advisor (which took place on the 1st March). This claim is based on the current situation in Sudan:
We believe justice demands that legitimate refugees like Intsar MUST be released from detention and allowed to seek refuge in this country from oppression and human rights abuses in their native Sudan.
Updates & News
*INTSAR DETAINED ON MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY* - Intsar was unexpectedly and unaccountably taken into detention when reporting at Dallas Court on Monday 27th February 2012. She is currently being held at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre with the intention of deporting her to Sudan, despite not having received removal orders. Under Home Office rules, unless she has been issued with a removal order she cannot be detained. Sign the petition here to get Intsar OUT of detention and support her campaign for justice!
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