Roseline arrived in the UK in September 2004 from Nigeria on a student visa, to study for a Masters Degree at Leeds University. She unexpectedly developed end stage renal failure in 2005 and remained on dialysis until she received a kidney transplant in July 2009.
Roseline applied for leave to remain in the UK but was refused. Roseline’s consultant has stated that unless she is able to continue taking immunosuppressant drugs, which are costly and unavailable in parts of Nigeria, her transplanted kidney will fail and she would have to resort to dialysis again –a treatment she could not afford. Without this she will die.
UPDATE 22nd SEPTEMBER 2012: The UKBA have considered the submissions Rose has made as a fresh claim. They have decided that there are insufficient factors to justify allowing Rose to remain in the UK and her application has been refused. The judicial review was to challenge the decision not to consider a fresh claim so there are now no grounds for judicial review. Rose’s lawyers are preparing grounds for an appeal. Please continue to support Rose in the face of this unconscionable decision – Rose’s consultant submitted evidence which included details of the fate of someone denied anti rejection medication and this decision was made in full knowledge of what Rose will face if returned.
UPDATE: Rose's hearing has been postponed until after the 8th October but the Home Secretary is due to make a decision on her application to stay in the UK on compassionate grounds on 21 September. Please write to the Home Secretary and urge her to grant Rose leave to remain in the UK. Rose's consultant has submitted new medical evidence as to how critical it is that she remain in the UK. The National Kidney Federation have written to the Home Secretary in support of Rose's cases.
UPDATE: Rose's case will be heard in the Upper Tribunal on Thursday 18th July. Friends and supporters from Leeds and across Yorkshire will be travelling down to London to support Rose on the day. Please continue to urge the Home Secretary to show compassion towards Rose. Model letters are available through our Facebook page.
Please add your support to Rose's campaign. More information is available at the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/315098168561449/384323581638907/?notif_t=group_activity and on the website: http://saverose.wordpress.com/
We, the undersigned, are asking that Roseline Akhalu (Home Office Reference Number A1344782) be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
The Stop the Deportation of Transplant Patient, Roseline Akhalu petition to Home Secretary and the UKBA was written by Mary and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.