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All hands to the pumps for Helen Laolu-Balogun and children

John O | 12.01.2009 15:55 | Migration | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Birmingham | World

Family 'Snatched for third time, removal 10:30 tomorrow morning' Tuesday 13th January

This is an urgent request for your consideration of action necessary in order to avoid a serious breach of human rights to a family well loved by many in Plymouth.

Helen Laolu-Balogun and her six children from Nigeria are currently detained in Yarl's Wood IRC, with removal directions set for tomorrow Tuesday 13th January on British Airways Flight BA 075 from Heathrow Airport at 10:30hrs to Lagos.

The family were 'Snatched' for the third time on Friday morning 9th January.

Despite massive support from the familys Plymouth community the Home Office are still playing 'hard ball:

Hunger strike for asylum mother: BBC

Helen and supporters are asking you for another fax/email storm of British Airways and the Home Office.

Background: Helen Laolu-Balogun and children

What can you do to help?

All day to day Monday 12th January and tomorrow morning
1) Fax Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer British Airways and urge him not to carry out the forced removal of Helen Laolu-Balogun and her children. Attached model fax .You can copy, amend or write your own version - please include all the following details: "Forced Removal of Helen Laolu-Balogun and children, on British Airways Flight BA 075 from Heathrow Airport at 12:50 to Lagos. Remember to add your name, address, city, country, post code, telephone number & e-mail.

Fax: 020 8759 4314 - from outside the UK + 44 20 8759 4314

2) Please send emails/faxes, immediately to Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State for the Home Office asking that Helen Laolu-Balogun and the children be granted protection in the UK. Attached "model letter" you can copy/amend/write your own version (if you do so, please remember to include their Home Office ref: B1221764/ B1191818. Remember to add your name, address, city, country, postcode, telephone number & e-mail.

"CIT - Treat Official"

Fax: Fax: 020 8760 3132

Please notify the campaign of any faxes sent to Jacqui Smith MP, or British Airways:

Subject: Campaign letter
Fax: 0870 762 6228
By post
C/o Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support Council (DCRSC)
7 Whimple Street

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Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support Council

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