- Immigration Minister & Home Office
- United Kingdom
British Government threatens to deport me to face torture and death.
I am a gay victim of torture from Uganda now facing a fourth attempt by the UKBA to deport me to further persecution and torture and possible death. The UKBA is doing this even though I now have a Medico-Legal report confirming that I am a victim of torture.
In January 2011 an anti-gay mob attacked and tortured my partner and me because of our sexuality. The police came, but we were the ones arrested and thrown into a cell where we were sexually tortured by prisoners. A year later members of my family were part of a mob that attacked and set fire to my house while I was there alone.
I escaped to Britain in April this year and claimed asylum. I was put in detention and on ‘Fast Track’. I was refused, appealed and was refused again. I have twice resisted deportation.
The immigration authorities say they don’t believe I am gay and a victim of torture even though I have provided evidence from a former gay partner and a cousin who live in the UK, newspapers from Uganda with articles about me, written proof of my imprisonment and hospital treatment sent by my lawyer in Uganda, and a Report from Medical Justice in the UK, which concludes that I have “Extensive scarring, the pattern, distribution and nature of which is highly consistent with” my account of the torture and “Many signs of deteriorating mental health.”
Now the UKBA plans to deport me to Uganda on Monday 3rd September.
I MUST STAY. I MUST BE RELEASED FROM DETENTION & GRANTED ASYLUM. I MUST BE FREE TO LIVE AND LOVE AS THE PERSON I AM, SAFE FROM THE THREAT OF PERSECUTION.
Brook House Immigration Removal Centre
(This petition was launched by Movement for Justice by any means necessary, building the fight for immigrant rights, freedom and dignity, and speaking the truth about racism and homophobia, inside and outside the detention centres.)
We demand that Eddie Mubiru be FREED from immigration detention, and his flight cancelled.
Eddie Mubiru must be granted asylum - NOW!
The FREEDOM AND ASYLUM NOW FOR EDDIE MUBIRU petition to Immigration Minister & Home Office was written by Movement for Justice and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.