Wednesday, 12th March 2008
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Please come and join us at this protest to tell the government to not remove Guy Njike to Cameroon, where we fear he will be tortured - again.
No Peace Without Justice: "Those who make peaceful change impossible, make violent change inevitable"
"We will do everything we can to keep Guy here with us"
Friends of Guy Njike
Cameroon ups state wages, cuts prices after riots
By Tansa Musa, Yaounde, (Reuters), Saturday 8th March 2008
Demonstration Cameroon Embassy, London 07/03/08
Kirrily Pells / email@example.com / 077 4710 8641
£15,000 for [Cameroonian] asylum seeker illegally detained in UK
The case of an asylum seeker who was raped and tortured in her native Cameroon could have far-reaching legal implications for others making the same claims whose applications for asylum have been refused. Although the case was resolved last month, details were only published in the high court on Friday, and it has been welcomed by organisations in the field.
The woman concerned, who can be identified only as PB, arrived in the UK in 2006 and was held at Yarl's Wood detention centre, near Bedford. In the course of her interview to assess her grounds for asylum status, she gave details of torture she said she had suffered at the hands of gendarmes in Cameroon. She said she had been kicked, slapped, beaten with electric cables and made to crawl through cold water in a cell.
Under existing guidelines, she should have been referred to the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (MF) to see whether there was evidence to support her claims. This did not happen and instead she was seen only by a nurse. Her application was rejected, as was her appeal, and she was due to be deported in January last year.
Full story: Duncan Campbell, The Guardian, Monday March 10 2008
No Peace Without Justice/ repost