Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor

Paul Mackney, UCU General Secretary writes;

Dear Colleagues/Comrades

I should be most grateful if you could ask someone to give this urgent consideration.

Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor is presently being held in a detention centre, and is due to be flown back this Thursday 1 March to Nigeria where he has previously been detained and tortured. This case is of particular relevance to trade unionists as he was due to speak at a forthcoming 'No One Is Illegal' Trade Union Conference, of which UCU is a sponsor. He is a leading figure in the campaign group Asylum Voice who have campaigned against the abuses suffered by asylum seekers.

He will be in imminent danger if deported, and trade unionists are asked to:

(1) Email Liam Byrne: Minister for State for Nationality, Citizenship & Immigration at byrnel@parliament.uk to ask for the case be reconsidered.
Quote reference number M1320887 Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor
Fax: 020 7035 4745 Telephone: 0121 789 7287

(2) Email Virgin Atlantic Airlines asking that they do not participate in the forced removal of Alphonsus on Thursday 1st March at 22.00 Virgin Atlantic Flight VS651 to Nigeria from Heathrow.
FAX Customer Relations : 08701 900959
Customer.relations@fly.virgin.com

(3) Email Peter Kilfoyle M.P. kilfoylep@parliament.uk
Telephone: House of Commons Phone number 020 7219 2591
Constituency Phone number: 0151 284 4150
Constituency Fax number: 0151 284 4150

1 comment:

Jim Jay said...

Alphonsus has been returned to Colnbrook Removal Centre. He is not free yet, but he is still here and still fighting.