An NUJ member fighting deportation will tell his story to east London trades unionists tonight – just two days before his case goes before a High Court judge.
Investigative journalist Charles Atangana, who fled to the UK six years ago after being detained and beaten in Cameroon, is seeking a judicial review of the Home Office decision to send him back.
Journalists and other trade unionists are being urged to demonstrate in his support at 9.45am this Thursday, October 7, at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL.
There will also be a solidarity vigil for Charles on the same day in Manchester, outside the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in Moseley Street, Manchester, at 12 (Thursday, October 7th – the day of Charles’ High Court case.)
Tonight, (Tuesday evening, October 5) Charles will be speaking to a meeting of Waltham Forest Trade Union Council at 7.30pm in the Quaker Centre, Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QU.
Charles has received solid support from east London trades unionists since he was moved by the Home Office to a hostel in Barking.
It’s the third place he’s been told to live since he was released from detention at the Dover immigration removal centre in August.
The NUJ is asking supporters with a UK address to write to their local Member of Parliament about the case.
You can find a model letter on the NUJ website.
Charles will also be a guest speaker at Saturday’s NUJ left meeting from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London, NW1 1HB, near Euston station. See previous entry
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