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10/29: IMMIGRATION : Suicide-bid asylum girl released
Released 29 October 2009  By Campaign For Migrants Rights

Abdul-ganiu.Olamilekan Cole,
Founder/Global Cordinator(C-M-R)Worldwide.
Kingdom of Morocco,
North Africa,
Motto : Freedom for All , Justice for All
E-mail : campaignformigrantsrights@yahoo.com
Please forward far and wide.
Dear Esteem Friends and Supporters,
This article is the contiuation information of below article.
Suicide-bid asylum girl released

The Agency says it was an "operational decision".
A 10-year-old failed asylum seeker who tried to commit suicide while in detention has been released by the UK Border Agency.

Adeoti Ogunsola and her mother Clementina were granted conditional temporary release from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport.
The pair, from Nigeria, can now appeal against their deportation which was due to take place on 22 October.
Adeoti had tried to strangle herself at the Tinsley House centre near Gatwick.
Three days earlier Adeoti had been moved from her aunt's house to the centre in anticipation that she and her mother would be flown back to Nigeria.
By law, because the girl has been released from detention she is now entitled to challenge her removal from the UK at the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
The mother and daughter were first detained in June after being refused asylum. Adeoti, said to be severely traumatised, was released after three weeks and allowed to stay with her aunt in Gillingham, Kent.
Reports from the High Court say judges were told that the order to release the mother and daughter from detention had come from Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
But that has been denied by the UK Border Agency.
The Agency's strategic director of the criminality and detention group, David Wood, said it was an "operational" decision:
He said: "The decision to release this 10-year-old Nigerian girl and her mother was an operational one taken by the UK Border Agency. There was no ministerial involvement at any level.
"We undertake regular detention reviews on all our cases, to ensure we only detain people when it is necessary and lawful to do so."
The authorities must now decide the conditions of the mother and daughter's release. The girl's lawyers said they feared that electronic tagging or regular visits to a police station could be too traumatic for her.
Adeoti's lawyer, Mark Henderson, said he was now withdrawing a challenge to the deportation decision that was based upon a judicial review.
Mr Henderson said there would instead be a "full merits appeal" at the tribunal.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8330456.stm

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Abdul-ganiu.Olamilekan Cole,
Founder/Global Cordinator(C-M-R)Worldwide.
Kingdom of Morocco,
North Africa,
Motto : Freedom for All , Justice for All
E-mail : campaignformigrantsrights@yahoo.com
Please forward far and wide.
Deportation: 10-Year-old Nigerian girl attempts suicide in Britain
From Tunde Oyedoyin, London
A 10-year-old Nigerian girl, Adeoti Ogunsola, described as "charming," by her head teacher, attempted taking her life last on Sunday, as Immigration officials were making plans to deport her and her mother from Britain for the second time this year.

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A couple of months ago, Miss Ogunsola, a pupil at the St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Gillingham, Kent, was detained at the Yarl's Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire, before being released.
According to Friday's edition of the London Evening Standard, which featured the story, the 10-year old made the attempt on her life at the Tinsley House Immigration removal centre at Gatwick airport, where she was detained alongside her mother, Clementina, who was asleep at the time.
The paper also disclosed that Ogunsola, who was taken from the custody of her aunt and brought to the removal centre on October 15, eventually won a last minute legal battle on Thursday, when a High Court Judge stopped the family's deportation.
However, both mother and daughter had been returned to detention, pending a judicial review next Wednesday.
Though the paper didn't make it clear why Miss Ogunsola attempted the suicide, quoting a child psychotherapist's report, it stated that the girl's "mental state would deteriorate if she was detained again and she might attempt (again) to kill herself."
But lobbyists, including Bernadette Long, the head teacher of her school, had campaigned that the pair should be allowed to remain in the country.
"Adeoti is a charming, friendly, and intelligent little girl. She is passionate about her education and hopes to become a doctor," Long said, in a glowing testimony.
But she noted that the detentions had started to take their toll on the aspiring doctor.
"Her recent experiences while being detained have impacted on her and she has become very anxious about what will happen if she goes to Nigeria," Long said.
However, the UK Border Agency doesn't seem to give a hoot about the girl's condition. David Wood, on behalf of the Agency said:
"When the independent courts find a family has no need for protection, we expect them to return home.
"If they refuse to leave, we have no choice but to enforce their removal and this can include detaining children, but only as a last resort."
http://odili.net/news/source/2009/oct/25/13.html


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